Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten. From notetaking on how knowledge is forming as students are learning to the importance of understanding a child’s learning path, Becky relates this topic to all ages as we discuss the best practices in formative assessment.

Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

Catlin Tucker

This year I am focusing on both teaching and assessing these critical soft skills. The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty.

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

Wisewire

Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. And with the new year in full swing, the time to start preparing students for their assessments is now. . Build Your Own Assessments.

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

The 30 Second Assessment

Brilliant or Insane

I know a few teachers this year who are committed to assessing students without testing them. The post The 30 Second Assessment appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Assessment Featured assessment edchatBrilliant or Insane.

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment.

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.

The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning by Terry Heick What is the difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning? Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers Definitions

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. Teacher tricks: grading & assessment. Assessments.

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessments have become a critical piece to education reform. To prepare students well for college and career means they must deeply learn the material and its application to their lives and future learning.That means assessing student knowledge authentically and accountably.

Ongoing Self-Assessments: Students Reflect On and Document Their Progress

Catlin Tucker

For the last two years, I have published several blogs detailing my journey away from traditional grading and assessment practices. Ultimately, I want students to take an active role not only in their learning but also in the assessment of their progress as a learner.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

That’s because, formative assessment is in my toolkit and I’m empowered to poll the whole class with a click. Formative assessment is here. Different from summative assessment, the goal of formative assessment is to know what they know as knowledge is forming in their minds.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment is the answer. Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. Formative assessment gives us the ability to quiz every single student in the class.

Next Generation Learning: Assessments

Neo LMS

This will be the first blog in a series about NGLC, and today we will explore a NGLC grant recipient, Del Lago Academy, that has designed an innovative assessment model. Today we’ll explore a new approach to assessments. Next Generation Learning Assessments, a case study.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments.

4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

First of all, we talk about the characteristics that make effective formative assessment. This includes some important tips for adjusting your instruction based upon formative assessment. Formative assessment and a better understanding of the role of standards will help us all improve.

Why Formative Assessments Matter

The Web20Classroom

At the end of the week was the big assessment. Some got an answer here or there but for the most part, there were no bright spots from this assessment. Formative assessments changed my classroom. How can you use formative assessments today? formative 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. We created Assessment Items.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Information and links on this assessment idea.

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. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment.

Exploring Low Stakes Assessments

EmergingEdTech

Assessment FLN Hub Syndicated Posts Student Centered LearningProviding full credit (100%) for completing some assignments or assessmenets can be a great way to decrease ‘test stress' and grade anxiety, gather much-needed feedback about student learning.

10 useful tools for assessment with tech

Ditch That Textbook

We’re down to the final days of the school year at my school, and many students and teachers have turned their thoughts to assessment. End-of-course assessments. The assessment process can be engaging for students and more [.].

5 Outside of the Box Assessments Ideas

Catlin Tucker

As another school year comes to a close, many of us are designing our end of the year assessments or knee deep grading them. For those still in the planning stages of their end of the year assessments, I want to encourage you to think outside of the box.

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. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment.

Summative Assessment: A Comprehensive Guide

Prodigy

When gauging student learning, two approaches likely come to mind: a formative or summative assessment. These two types of learning assessment actually serve different and necessary purposes. The post Summative Assessment: A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on Prodigy Blog.

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

The challenge for me was to design an “assessment” that was meaningful. I had tried everything from the traditional book report style assessment to more creative movie trailers, but I didn’t feel like they accomplished what I wanted from a silent sustained reading assessment.

Students Assessing Teachers: 10 Critical Questions

Brilliant or Insane

The post Students Assessing Teachers: 10 Critical Questions appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Feedback assessment evaluation Brilliant or Insane. The thing about evaluation is that it seeks to judge.

A new twist on traditional assessments: Ideas you can use

Ditch That Textbook

The metaphors you can use for assessments go on and on. Assessments don’t, however, have to be a formal quiz or test. Assessments can be creative and innovative. […]. It can be a measuring stick. A magnifying glass. It’s a glimpse into student understanding.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. You want to only assess how well they communicate ideas.

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments. What are the most common mistakes teachers make when assessing students? Assessment Every Classroom Matters Podcast

As Teachers Fear PARCC Assessment, Principal Says, Let It Go

Brilliant or Insane

Like many administrators, I’m concerned with the stress that comes with the PARCC Assessment. Because of this anxiety, I crafted this letter to my staff, so they’d know I that I understand how they feel and how we need to face the PARCC Assessment. Brilliant or Insane.

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment appeared first on TeachThought. Assessment Experienced Teacher General

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. The #5 Show of Season 3 with Mike Roberts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Digital Assessment Techniques with Edpuzzle

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edpuzzle is at the center of formative assessment in my flipped classroom. From syncing with Google Classroom to quick checks for understanding, Edpuzzle is my go-to tool for assessing students' learning with video lessons.