PARCC Prep: Literary Analysis Writing Task

MiddleWeb

Are your students ready for Common Core ELA assessments? Using the PARCC as a springboard, literacy consultant Sarah Tantillo details a 10-lesson strategy to prep for the Literary Analysis Writing Task and links to other preps at her blog.

Data analysis reveals keys to student success

The Hechinger Report

With the right analysis, teachers and administrators can discover similar correlations between things like student support and course completion. The post Data analysis reveals keys to student success appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

What is Item Analysis? And Other Important Exam Design Principles

Turnitin

In this blog post, we define and explore exam design principles--how can we use item analysis to increase teaching efficacy and assessment accuracy

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine complex ideas clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. You want to only assess how well they communicate ideas.

40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Tools in K-12 Identified in New Analysis

Marketplace K-12

The post 40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Tools in K-12 Identified in New Analysis appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Data Formative Assessment Learning Management/Student Information Systems

Assessment Innovation in K–12 Levels the Playing Field for Students

EdTech Magazine

Assessment Innovation in K–12 Levels the Playing Field for Students. As we roll further into the information age and our use of technology continues to evolve, so too does our ability to assess students. These assessment changes are possible because of technology.

eduCLIMBER – Powerful Data Integration and Analysis that Teachers & Admins can Actually Use

EmergingEdTech

Powerful data integration and analysis that teachers and admins can actually use. Administrative Solutions Assessment Learning Analytics Making the case for Education TechnologieseduCLIMBER can position educators to work together to give students the supports they need to succeed. eduCLIMBER is. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

The key to rigorous online assessments

The Christensen Institute

Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. Currently, teacher-created assessments are by far the most common instruments for measuring students’ learning and providing feedback on a day-to-day basis. Recognizing the cost of human-graded assessment.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. What is that type of question really assessing?

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

The Web20Classroom

When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment. Deliver content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Here are a few sites and apps to help with formative assessments. formative assessment

Assessing exports through the lens of innovation

The Christensen Institute

Assessing Singapore’s economy from a macro level, it’s understandable to conclude that Singapore has grown solely because of its exports. In this case, if we believe the critical unit of analysis or the critical driver of economic development for Singapore and the other East Asia Tigers is fundamentally exports, then we will recommend that other nations focus on growing their exports. The post Assessing exports through the lens of innovation appeared first on Christensen Institute

Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

Through our discussions, I began to consider how the combination of Google Drawings and Google Forms could be a powerful way for teachers to customize assessments in ways that students will more successfully decipher and learn from them.

There’s no diagnostic value in locked-down summative assessments

Dangerously Irrelevant

The teachers can’t see the item analysis. Assessment Law, Policy, and Ethics Mind Dump assessment Diane Ravitch edreform policy testingDiane Ravitch said: It’s totally inappropriate to compare opting out of testing to opting out of immunization. One has a scientific basis, the other has none. The tests that kids take today have nothing to do with the tests that we took when we were kids.

Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year

The Web20Classroom

One area of improvement still to this day I wish I could go back and improve even more was assessment. Mainly, embracing formative assessment. Delivering content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Do you have a suggestion about formative assessments?

Five Tips for Assessing PBL – from Douglas

EdTechTeacher

I ask that students go back and review their work logs for the week; write an analysis of what went well, what didn’t go so well, what surprised them and how they feel about their progress. When I assess a project-based unit, what I am valuing is the ongoing documentation of the good work my students are doing. Blog Douglas Kiang Featured assessment Daily Genius Maker Space PBLThis post first appeared on Daily Genius. I love project-based work.

Helping Students Master Information Analysis

The Electric Educator

As a teacher I am always looking for new ways to challenge my students and effectively assess their understanding of the concepts that I teach them. Work backwards on analysis questions. Practice is essential if students are to master information analysis.

IO Education: Consolidating Student Data to Drive and Empower Student Success

EmergingEdTech

Company is Helping Over 5,000 Schools Improve Outcomes by Making Better use of Five Million Student Records. Here’s How. EmergingEdTech recently spoke with IO Education’s CEO, Michael. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. In my book Digital Learning Strategies , I describe four considerations for Replacement Thinking around assessments. The assessment shouldn’t tell you more about their use of a tool than it does about the student’s work using the tool.

Learn about the revolutionary Pearson Tell Online Assessment | @Pearson

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners. . Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners.

School sees massive literacy boost thanks to new assessment attitude

eSchool News

We have work to do, but shifting our mindset regarding assessment has made a huge impact. We all know the purpose of assessment/testing is to gather information that will lead to improved instruction and learning. Assessment Fatigue and Frustration.

Create Online Tests, Questionnaires & Quizzes Using This Brilliant Website.

EdTech4Beginners

Lesson assessment tests. End of unit assessments. Lesson starter quizzes (great for assessing prior knowledge). Data analysis. Typeform is a fantastic website and app – perfect for creating online quizzes, tests and feedback forms. Is it easy to make quizzes?

Cloud-based assessment platform is free for educators

eSchool News

Creating, sharing, delivering and grading of tests, along with analysis of results, happens in real-time in one platform. making its Evo Academics assessment platform available free-of-charge to educators everywhere. Assessments News Top News

How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? #DLNchat

Edsurge

On Tuesday, April 24 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? I often think of standard assessments as ‘show me what you know’ and alternative assessments as ‘demonstrate what you can do with that knowledge.’” As many #DLNchat -ters pointed out, they are efficient and thus attractive assessment tools for instructors of large courses. Do exams still serve a purpose?

Learn about the revolutionary Pearson Tell Online Assessment | @Pearson

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners. . Jeff sits down with Sue Ann Towle to discuss the new Pearson Tell, a brand new interactive assessment experience for English Language Learners.

Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

NeverEndingSearch

To assess understanding of media or simply to ensure the assigned media was actually watched. To collaboratively judge/assess/add comments to an assignment or a contest with media products. For content analysis of focus groups or exit interviews.

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. The Process.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Defined STEM Adds Portfolio Assessment Manager for Project-Based Learning

techlearning

(CHICAGO, IL) April 11, 2018 —In an effort to support project-based learning, Defined Learning today announced its latest extension to Defined STEM , the Portfolio Assessment Manager.

Kids Discover Online unveils custom assessments feature

eSchool News

Kids Discover , a provider of engaging science and social studies curriculum, announced that its interactive digital library, Kids Discover Online, now includes custom assessment capabilities. The newly added Assessments tool gives educators full control to create, distribute, and assess custom quizzes, tests, and homework assignments directly within the platform. The Assessments feature was in high demand, so we built it.”.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

But as Mitch Slater, Co-Founder and CEO of Levered Learning, pointed out in his edWebinar “ A Little Data is a Dangerous Thing: What State Test Score Summaries Do and Don’t Say About Student Learning,” looking at data from one set of assessment scores without context is virtually meaningless.

How to Build Self-Assessment Into Jampacked High School Classes

MindShift

Franklin High School teacher John Leighton has come to see self-assessment as a crucial skill for his history students, one that he intentionally cultivates with three simple strategies. “If And he grades that process as a skill when he assesses their work. “As

PARCC Prep: Failure Can Help Us Focus

MiddleWeb

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