How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. The other sort of interesting thing about this is that in and of itself, it would be a cool project but what we’re doing is using it really as an assessment of the district, not of the students. Let me just challenge you, “How are you assessing your district?

What is assessment for? #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

– Review of Educational Research , March 2007, Vol. The misconception and lack of understanding about assessment is one hole I fell into often as a teacher and observe in other educators as we unintentionally do what was done to us. Back in my day…assessment was the end result. The teacher would assess at the end of the unit or topic and, based on my grade, I either got it or didn’t get it but we moved on anyway.

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Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

Assessments are more than just measuring how well students are doing in particular subjects in school, and they can actually improve student learning. In fact, frequent assessments can have a positive impact on a student’s education from kindergarten through college. By augmenting the “testing effect,” learning can not only be assessed, but improved in the K-12 and higher education spaces. Assessments eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Opinion Top News

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning contributed by Laura Reynolds While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning. When feedback is predominately negative, studies have shown that it can discourage student effort and achievement (Hattie & Timperley, 2007, Dinham). Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers New Teacher

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How to Improve Checks for Understanding

A Principal's Reflections

In fact, checking for understanding is part of a formative assessment system in which teachers identify learning goals, provide students feedback, and then plan instruction based on students' errors and misconceptions. Hattie and Timperley (2007) identified these phases as feed-up, feedback, and feed-forward. Formative assessment at the end of the lesson is a no-brainer. formative assessment pedagogy

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Calibrate Your Talent Meter: Honest Self-Awareness is a Secret of Success

The CoolCatTeacher

Using neuroimaging studies in 2007, research Arnaud D’Argembeu of Belgium found that this part of the brain. 80 Days of Excellence Administrators Assessment Higher Education Productivity Social Emotional Learning Students TeachersDay 52 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Research has shown that there is part of our brain – the forward most region of the medial prefrontal cortex that helps us self-reflect.

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The Changing Roles of Teachers: What Research Indicates. Part I of II

Battelle for Kids

When we think of the classroom teacher's roles and responsibilities, most likely planning instruction, delivering instruction, assessing student learning, and managing the classroom environment come to mind (Stronge, 2007). Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 3. Driving Question: How Do Changing Times Impact the Description of Teacher Effectiveness?

AP Results: More Test-Takers—But Achievement Amongst Minority Students Stagger

Edsurge

percent of the class of 2007 to 37.7 Education Technology Assessments Technology in SchoolThe College Board recently released its Advanced Placement (AP) program results for the class of 2017—and it’s largely a mixed bag, with a greater number of overall test takers but significant achievement gaps still impacting success rates. Here are some highlights: 1. Although the percentage of students taking the exam has increased over the past 10 years, going from 23.9

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Are our definitions of ‘college readiness’ too high?

Dangerously Irrelevant

For the record, the 6-year graduation rate in 2013 for first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began at a 4-year postsecondary institution in fall 2007 was 59%. Assessment Higher Education college readiness higher ed

Apax Digital Fund to Acquire Lexile Framework Creator MetaMetrics

Edsurge

The idea then, Smith says, was to “create a way to match assessments to instructional resources to support differentiated instruction.” That includes developers of online adaptive tools like Renaissance Learning and Newsela, which typically offer reading assessments and materials based on the Lexile standard. billion purchase of education publisher Cengage in 2007. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Assessments

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. At the time, Wireless Generation was expanding from its roots in K-3 reading assessment into new areas: intervention, professional development, and data systems. Assessment buying has its own decision-makers—usually in the central office.

Using better metrics to build better schools

The Hechinger Report

” Envision enacts this philosophy through a “Know-Do-Reflect” process that uses projects, portfolios and presentations to integrate assessment with learning. The students are asked to self-assess their own progress, and through the portfolio exhibition and performance assessment process, they open up their work to outside evaluators as well. Assessment California Data Innovation Technology

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Beginning in 2007, the district’s financial situation and declining enrollment were impeding its ability to equitably serve the student population. It is obvious that students agree with Detweiler’s assessment. In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region.

7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

TeachThought - Learn better.

This is really what makes any assessment truly “formative” in education. The feedback is “formative” not merely because it precedes “summative” assessments but because the performer has many opportunities – if results are less than optimal – to adjust the performance to better achieve the goal. Many so-called formative assessments do not build in such feedback use. Dweck, Carol (2007) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success , Ballantine.

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Secondary Teachers Transform Their Practice

Battelle for Kids

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. A downward trend in reading among high school students over the last 25 years ( National Endowment for the Arts report , 2007) is further evidence that something isn't working with current instructional practices. Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 8.

Data-Driven or Data-Informed? Thoughts on trust and evaluation in education

Reading By Example

Are the results of these assessment tools reliable (consistency of results administered over time and students) and valid (accuracy in the results of the assessments to measure student learning)? One question I have started asking vendors that develop modern assessment tools include “Where do you house our student data?”, “What do you do with this data beyond allowing us to organize and analyze it?”, Data-informed or data-driven?

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Data-Driven or Data-Informed? Thoughts on trust and evaluation in education

Reading By Example

Are the results of these assessment tools reliable (consistency of results administered over time and students) and valid (accuracy in the results of the assessments to measure student learning)? One question I have started asking vendors that develop modern assessment tools include “Where do you house our student data?”, “What do you do with this data beyond allowing us to organize and analyze it?”, 2007). Data-informed or data-driven?

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How Mississippi made some of the biggest leaps in national test scores

The Hechinger Report

The wake-up call came in 2007. Since 2007, Mississippi has attempted to raise the bar for students; as a result, the state has succeeded in posting some of the greatest score increases on the NAEP , according to a new report by the National Assessment Governing Board, which examines the steps Mississippi took to go from flailing to becoming a leader in NAEP score improvement.

Preventing Student Debt Problems Begins With Financial Literacy Education

Edsurge

Student Debt Soars During the first wave of millennials entering college between 1997 and 2007, fall enrollment for degree-granting postsecondary institutions increased 26 percent.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

Waterford

Our programs assign these lessons based on a student’s placement assessment and their demonstrated mastery. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations: Annual Review, November 2007, 7(3), pp.

Powerful Learning is Inquisitive and Reflective

Digital Promise

Teachers can provide opportunities for students to recall information from previous learning either to support connections to new learning or as an opportunity for formative assessment. 2007). This is the fourth post in our series on “Powerful Learning,” a set of principles guiding our work supporting schools and educators to develop learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners as we introduce new technologies.

What You Can Do to Bring Emotional Intelligence Lessons into the Classroom

Waterford

Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012, 30(4), pp. The Elementary School Journal, 2007, 108(2), pp. You may be aware of a student’s IQ, but what about their EQ (emotional intelligence quotient)? Emotional intelligence is different from cognitive ability, but it can be just as important.[13] 13] If you can teach your students how to recognize and regulate their emotions, they’ll be better prepared to focus and reach their potential both inside and outside the classroom.

The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Training Delivery Companies List

The Game Agency

Since 2007 The Game Agency has been activating audiences using the power of video games. The Game Agency creates engaging experiences from micro-training games to custom immersive simulations, all of which are designed to reinforce educational content and assess learner comprehension. Stamford, CT – September 5, 2019 – The Game Agency has been named to the 2019 Top Training Companies List for the training delivery sector of the learning and development market.

Developing a Vision for the Future of Learning

Digital Promise

In 2007, they held a “Power in the Community Forum” and sought input on the direction of the education system. Once the content was defined, they determined the assessments that aligned with the content. LUSD builds upon their learner-centered structure with a competency-based education framework and is changing the way personalized learning is assessed.

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An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

The class reads about Common Core and completes a few samples of Common Core assessment questions to understand the student and teacher experience using these materials. Then as a group, we try on different perspectives and opinions of how Common Core assessments are shifting the focus of American education. Another session examines the business of edtech, first by asking the class to read a seminal paper authored in 2007 (but still relevant to this day) about the industry.

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Develop Stronger Teaching Skills Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

But learning new ways of teaching and preparing new materials in response can be overwhelming, given a faculty member’s overall responsibilities (Loch & Reushle, 2008; Price & Oliver, 2007). Use these analytics as an assessment tool not just to measure your students’ success but to improve your own critical thinking and professional skills. Use this information to assess your selection and application of course material toward learning goals.

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

Doug Levin

This change remained in appropriations language from FY 2007 through FY 2011. FY 2007 $273,100,000 (President Bush’s request: $0). 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.

Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction? What This Decades-Old Theory Can Teach Us

Waterford

Measuring learning styles often involves an assessment such as this one from the Georgia Department of Education. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2007, 37(2), pp. Institute for Learning Styles Journal, 2007, 1, pp. Do you know whether you’re a visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinaesthetic learner? What about your students? If you’ve been in the educational field long enough, you’ve probably come across Fleming’s learning styles theory.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Each activity incorporates the target words and controversial topic of the week: The math teacher assigns and discusses one or two problems in a format modeled on the Massachusetts state math assessment. To measure the effectiveness of the intervention, the researchers assessed comprehension of the target words using a multiple choice test. Also, improvement on the vocabulary test predicted better performance on the state English Language Arts assessment. 2007).

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Each activity incorporates the target words and controversial topic of the week: The math teacher assigns and discusses one or two problems in a format modeled on the Massachusetts state math assessment. To measure the effectiveness of the intervention, the researchers assessed comprehension of the target words using a multiple choice test. Also, improvement on the vocabulary test predicted better performance on the state English Language Arts assessment. 2007).

The Case for Coaching Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

The actual game was more or less an assessment of what my players had learned during practice. 2007). Growing up as a child I played numerous sports recreationally and in high school. Upon entering high school I was not the best athlete by any means, but football was one sport where I excelled more than others, and this led to some time playing in college.

The Magic Number for Any Successful Education Technology Acquisition

Edsurge

Bencivenga, who will be coaching entrepreneurs on acquisitions at EdSurge Immersion NYC in September, founded DataCation (later named CaseNEX DataCation) in 2007, and made his first acquisition in 2011, buying the assessment business DataDriven Classroom. CaseNEX DataCation bought Pals, a reading assessment platform, in 2012. When deciding whether a company is viable to be bought, CareMonkey president Peter Bencivenga says the magic number is 90 percent.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Assessment as an Ongoing Act of Learning: A Heutagogical Approach: Melanie Booth. is a type of essentialist, behaviorist education based on the three Rs – receiving by listening to the teacher; responding by taking notes, studying text, and doing worksheets; and regurgitating by taking the same assessments as all other students in the cohort. Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0 2007).

Fortifying Students in Challenging Times

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar sponsored by the FastBridge Assessment System by Illuminate Education , Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D., He recommended SAEBRS, a tool that assesses socio-emotional and behavioral challenges.) By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

” In other words, this is meant as a learning technique, not for assessment. Rohrer and Taylor (2007) found that college students in a geometry class who used interleaved instead of block practice were 43 percent more accurate on a test given a week after studying the material. 2007). As the amount of information available to us grows each day, many people turn to “curated” websites to find news and ideas that are are most relevant to them.