Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. in School Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN, lays out strategies and ground rules for what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to assessments. Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003. edWeb Blog assessment student assessment

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. Among the challenges of assessment, this concept–as it applies to formal academic classrooms designed to promote mastery of Common Core or similar standards–is near the top. What Should Assessments “Do”? Assessments are data creation tools.

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4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? First, consider whether the tool you are thinking about is the right tool for what you want to assess. Second, does this online assessment align with the rest of the course curriculum. Third, think about what strategies you can use to engage students with the online assessment. Think about matching the right online tool to the assessment. 2003). The Process.

Secondary Teachers Transform Their Practice

Battelle for Kids

Gallagher, 2003, p. 3) It is common knowledge among secondary English teachers that many students don't read assigned texts, often relying on SparkNotes to successfully complete assignments and prepare for assessments. Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 8. Driving Question: How do teachers improve effectiveness by providing choice in high school literature classes? ".

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Sports require students to set goals, assess the competition and consider their individual strengths and weaknesses. Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools. And in no small way. Competitive gaming has become a billion dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially.

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Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. I spent the better part of a year putting my idea into action, assessing and reassessing students, refining lessons, and running around like a mad man during classes to reach all 96 students. Original Article Source: [link].

The Science Behind Spatial-Temporal Math

MIND Research Institute

Games have the potential to be perceived as an enjoyable and fun activity and, with that, might provide a preferred means to teach math (Bragg, 2003). and 0.31, respectively, for math scale scores on standardized state assessments. 2003).

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

Adjusting to feedback from ongoing formative assessment during learning allows educators to offer the help students need so they continue to feel the right level of productive struggle. 2003). In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

Discovery Education Acquires Mystery Science in $140 Million Deal

Edsurge

Discovery Education was formed in 2003 as a division of its then-parent company Discovery Communications, known for its broadcast television programs. This past July, it purchased Spiral, a formative assessment platform.

Preventing Student Debt Problems Begins With Financial Literacy Education

Edsurge

Around the time the second council was created, 15-year-old American students fell short of global financial literacy expectations in 2012 in the first large-scale global financial literacy assessment.

Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

EdTechTeacher

In an essay linking cognitive bias and design thinking, Liedtka (2014) warns that “innovators seeking to produce and assess more novel, value-creating, and differentiated ideas face significant challenges from different sources of cognitive bias” (p. 2003). This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher. Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of being an observer at NAATE – The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

14] Also set a few student goals for the upcoming semester during the meeting to involve parents in the assessment process.[8]. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. To Involve Parents in the Assessment of the Child in Parent–Teacher Conferences: A Case Study. The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.

3 Key Actions for 2021-22 You Can Take Now

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MacLean’s district shed some traditional grading schema to address learning during COVID and is exploring how to continue providing alternate ways to assess learners. As a classroom teacher, Mark was recognized as New Hampshire’s Technology Using Educator of the Year in 2003.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

As the Stanford research team put it: “We shouldn’t assess a hospital based on the health of its patients; rather, we should ask how much a patient’s health improves as a result of his or her time in that hospital.”. Journal of Literacy Research, December 2003, 35(4), pp.

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OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi’s gains came as students in many states did worse in 2019 than they did in 2017 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — to the disappointment of leaders, educators and parents across the United States. In 2003, the state began requiring future K-6 teachers to take two early literacy courses in their teacher-preparation training. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. After you draft your questions, assess them to be sure you avoid any questions that are unlawful. There are concrete ways to implement and assess rigor in classrooms. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson. A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., In a variety of ways, we continuously assess the usability and effectiveness of the ST Math program, and we provide educators, administrators and students with the tools to do so as well. MIND also provides districts with dose-correlation to assessments studies, and has partnered with other research organizations like PAST Foundation and WestEd for formative research on program adoption and more. 2003).

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Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

2003 – In Saudi Arabia due to terrorism in the country, I helped my school set up and run Moodle to do Virtual School. It will also give teachers time to prepare lessons they are not used to preparing and time to assess any work that needs grading.

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#FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP

ExcelinEd

Mississippi has significantly increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In fact, Mississippi fourth graders ranked 29th in Reading and 23rd in Math on the 2019 NAEP—up from 48th and 49th, respectively, in 2003! These results prove that Mississippi’s focus on enacting strong student-centered policies, including a strong focus on early literacy, is leading to student success. Learn more below!

What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

Dedicated to individual students from matriculation to graduation, CfA coaches initially help students assess their needs and construct their goals. The power of CfA’s coach-facilitated model is evidenced by Southern New Hampshire University’s remarkable transformation from a small, traditional liberal arts college with just 2,500 students in 2003, to one of the U.S.’

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

It’s often possible to further your training while continuing to teach thanks to self-paced online courses: for example, this comprehensive prep course for Praxis Core exams and Subject Assessments. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn. Read on for five practical tips to help you teach more effectively and enjoy a fulfilling teaching career. Communicate with colleagues and mentors.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. Obama administration FY 2015 request for a proposed replacement educational technology program (see page 5) : “ $200 million for a new ConnectEDucators initiative that would help educators transition to using technology and data to personalize learning and improve CCR [college- and career-ready] instruction and assessment. The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003).

How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

Founded in 2003, Brightside is one of the largest online mentoring models, working with 10,000 young people across the UK every year. And finally, online allows for straightforward data capture on the interactions between mentor and mentee – number of messages; conversation length; topics covered – enabling an assessment of the effectiveness of the project.

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The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

In 2000 the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) released its first PISA results (Program for International Student Assessment), and Finland has never been the same again.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Success is contingent upon sound instructional design, quality assessments, and an improved feedback loop. The world continues to change as a result of technological advances. Just a few years ago it would have been near impossible to predict some of the paradigm shifts we have experienced.

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This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

Edsurge

My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. At the time, our state test was based upon performance assessment, and learning the thinking skills framework. Not assessing of knowledge but assessing for knowledge. Research around the way humans learn is booming these days. Consider viral brain-based teaching trends and explorations of how the act of teaching shapes kids’ brains.

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Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

It was Fenwick English (2003), educational leader and scholar, who once said, "To reduce such claims (of effective schools) or "school improvement models" based on de-contextualized behaviors [emphasis mine] on a 'research base' which itself has been standardized in 'right truth-seeking methods,' is to resort to hegemonic practices which can only be supported via political enforcement [again, italics mine]. 2003).

Lenders: Segment your customers by context, not by data

The Christensen Institute

By the time he found a job in 2003, his debt had reached a level where he could “barely keep his head above water”. Because there are multiple data points taken into account when underwriting risk for a loan request other than the credit score, online lenders are able to better assess risk and offer more competitive rates to consumers along with comparable customer service to banks.

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A VR-based Approach to ADHD

Veative

By creating specially designed virtual environments for the detection, assessment and treatment of this disorder, Virtual Reality can serve both as a diagnostic tool and an effective therapeutic strategy in the rehabilitation of children with ADHD. Virtual Reality presents a real-life situation to young learners, and potentially offers a more effective alternative to traditional modes of assessment and treatment of ADHD. Virtual Reality for Neuropsychological Assessment’.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

edWeb.net

Before joining the faculty at UCLA he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University (2004–2015), Harvard University (2000–2003), and the University of California, Berkeley (1990–2000). By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm. Piedmont partnered with us to differentiate instruction for 300 students, and Piedmont students who are using eSpark have grown an average of 13 percentile points on national assessments in 2014. At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life.

Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

eSchool News

In 2013, the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies ( PIAAC ) released the first-ever global data on how the U.S. The PIAAC then broke down the data by specific age group, including Millennials, or those born after 1980 that were between the ages of 16-34 at the time of the assessment (2012). are attaining higher levels of education since 2003, the numeracy scores of U.S. Since 2003, the percentages of U.S. International data sets show U.S.

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How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. Good Bye Lenin! ” (2003, Germany, directed by Wolfgang Becker)—Black comedy with a semi-romantic storyline that is easily the best teaching device for explaining the Cold War in Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Working and conferencing with a rubric: easy tweaks for effort + quality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’m always in search of simple, time-saving rubrics that make it easier for kids to understand how they’re being assessed. I’ve also added a process criteria, an idea I’ve borrowed from the book, How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading by Susan M.

Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

Preferences can be assessed and individuals can be taught to make choices related to their preferences, thereby minimizing the frustration of seldom being able to choose what is meaningful. An emerging research base suggests that an integration of biomedical and behavioral approaches can result in benefits beyond those achieved by using either approach alone (Carr & Blakeley-Smith, 2006; Carr & Owen-DeSchryver, 2007; Carr, Smith, Giacin, Whelan, & Pancari, 2003). 2003).