How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Why assess it? To engage in remote learning. What to look for in assessment tools.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

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Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. contributed by Trenton Goble , VP, K-12 Learning, Instructure . Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning.

Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. I’ve taught in person, online, and in blended learning environments. 1 Articulate Clear Learning Goals and Objectives. Learning

Want to remake assessment? Think disruptively.

The Christensen Institute

In a similar vein, a group of school and intermediary partners called the Assessment for Learning Project is calling for educators to reimagine assessment from the classroom all the way up to state and federal levels. It’s time for assessment innovators to think disruptively.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Discussion boards are a familiar learning tool in education.

How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

With online classes and remote learning taking over classrooms, at least temporarily, teachers worry about rampant cheating. A few features and tools work well and integrate into most learning management systems (LMSs), so your job is made easier when scoring exams or grading assignments.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Nilson, a participant in the program and a former educator in his native Brazil, put it simply: “How can you know you have to learn if you don’t know what’s there to learn?” Assessment. Access.

Why Digital Equity Is About So Much More Than Access and Infrastructure

Edsurge

Achieving digital equity only just begins when students and teachers have sufficient access. A critical condition for an equitable education, digital equity spans a broader context than just access to sufficient devices and high-speed internet.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. Teachers who are putting content online can make content more accessible if we learn these tips. What does accessibility mean?

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Even before the global pandemic pushed many colleges and universities to teach students remotely, online learning had become an increasingly important part of higher education. Yet, as this spring’s pivot to online learning showed us, equity remains a significant challenge.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. Variations of blended learning were applied in classes before. E-learning

3 ways assessment data advances student equity

eSchool News

We understand how limited, skewed, or biased data–or no data at all–can result in faulty decision-making and regressive actions, be it in our teaching and learning, curricular design, assessments, or administrative responsibilities.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. Students can access learning materials outside of school.

How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

Edsurge

As colleges ask faculty to prepare for a possible online, hybrid or altered in-person fall semester—or all three simultaneously—many instructors are wondering how to best measure student learning. You don't know that if you're just giving a traditional assessment.

20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment

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20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment. There is often talk about assessment–its forms, frequency, and the integration of gleaned data to revise planned instruction. There are countless ways to improve a test–or quiz or any other assessment you give a student.

Rhode Island Approves IXL for K-12 Blended Learning and Assessment

eSchool News

IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, has been approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) for use under two statewide initiatives. Individualizing learning for every student. About IXL Learning .

CSDE Announces New Partnership to Launch Statewide K-12 Social-Emotional Learning Assessment System

eSchool News

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) announced it is entering into a partnership with Aperture Education to provide a statewide SEL assessment for K-12 schools. To learn more, visit apertureed.com/ct. To learn more, visit www.ApertureEd.com.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Learn how to get results. Accelerate learning. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. SMART Learning Suite.

OPINION: We need a SpaceX for assessment

The Hechinger Report

Many teachers don’t like assessments either, bemoaning the lost resources for other aspects of learning, like critical thinking , that have been drawn away by test prep. Assessment is costly not only in terms of time, but also in terms of money. We need a SpaceX for assessment.

4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – SULS0111

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – SULS0111 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Jen Giffen, a teacher-librarian and new Shake Up Learning trainer. 4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment with @virtualgiff.

Savvas Learning Company and WestEd Provide Cutting-Edge Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments

eSchool News

Savvas, a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, will be launching its new Savvas Math Screener and Diagnostic Assessments for use with its enVision® Mathematics , the nation’s most popular math program. These are assessment tools that educators will come to love and trust.”.

Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Neo LMS

Today we’ll look at grading and assessment, and how technology can assist teachers to streamline the process, as well as extract more valuable information on how students are tracking on their learning pathways. Grading and assessments are a hot potato in the field of education, as states and the federal government try to at once apply common standards, but also limit the amount of time students spend sitting assessments. Teacher tricks: grading & assessment.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment.

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How Today's Education Crisis May Improve Tomorrow's Assessments

Edsurge

But after only a few minutes of conversation, it’s abundantly clear that Kyra Donovan and Dr. Julie Miles share a passion for learning and a strong conviction that assessment is essential to creating the best educational outcomes for students of all abilities.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are behind next-generation improvements in a range of software tools for students with sensory or learning disabilities. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice.

Assessments don’t always translate outside the classroom, but students’ networks do

The Christensen Institute

Research shows that the enrichment spending gap — the money parents can spend on test prep and afterschool activities — has been steadily growing over recent decades; this is a proxy not just for access to enrichment, but for students’ reported unequal access to informal mentors.

Curriculum Associates Updates i-Ready® with New Lessons and Assessments to Further Support Dual-Language Classrooms and Spanish-Speaking Students

eSchool News

September 23, 2021— To further support Spanish-speaking students in dual-language or transitional-bilingual programs, Curriculum Associates recently added new lessons and assessments to its award-winning i-Ready program. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Moving past summative vs. formative assessments

The Christensen Institute

In addition, in having to consider a multitude of ancillary issues such as integrating adaptive learning technologies, creating e-portfolios, building repositories of content, and reimagining staffing models, many learning providers find themselves dealing with assessments as more of an afterthought. But assessments are the crux of a competency-based approach. But this isn’t simply a matter of focusing on formative assessments instead of summative.

Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. What are the different types of assessments.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Like a growing number of schools around the country, Maker Academy uses a mastery-based learning model, in which static letter grades on one-off tests and assignments are jettisoned in favor of detailed feedback that students use to revise their work as they progress toward mastery of clearly defined skills. Danielle Salzberg, principal, Frank McCourt High School, on mastery-based learning. Teaching something to someone actually helps me learn it better,” says Kendra.