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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

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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.

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

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.

Mindful Literacy Assessment

Reading By Example

” She was referring to our screener results, the computerized assessments we have our students take in fall, winter, and spring. Unfortunately, educators too often end up in service to the assessment. Rather, I would direct our attention to more mindful literacy assessment.

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 [.].

What is authentic assessment?

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Assessment. It's important because it shows that assessment drives they way we teach. Cathy proposes a causal link between the way we conduct assessment in formalised education and the deficit we see today in the workplace. Do you have good examples of authentic assessment?

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

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Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments

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Formative assessment can be drudgery. Or formative assessment can be fantastic. Teachers use formative assessments to get the pulse of the class, to see how students are progressing. When used correctly, formative assessments let [.].

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.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

It will also help you with both formative and summative assessments, and it will enter your grades into any electronic grade book directly from GradeCam. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Make assessment simple.

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.

A Free, Downloadable ‘Assessment For Learning’ Prompt sheet.

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Assessment for Learning (AfL) is the process of finding out how much progress students have made in their learning and then planning next steps for them. You can freely download, share or print the PDF: Assessment For Learning .

10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know

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Pre-assessment is a powerful instructional tool. I became acquainted with pre-assessment during the early years as a classroom teacher. The post 10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Assessment Innovation differentiation edchat

7 Easy Ways To Assess Without Testing

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7 Easy Ways To Assess Without Testing contributed by Steve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant Children don’t learn any more or any better because of standardized testing unless there is feedback on how they can improve. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers

Why Student Creation is the Hardest/Best Form of Assessment

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The goal of assessment has traditionally been to measure student mastery. The final product that results from a creative assessment is a unique expression of each students thinking and learning. This is actually not a creative assessment at all. Assessment TL Advisor Blog PBL

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment

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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Ed note: This post by the late Grant Wiggins has been republished from a previous post. What is “authentic assessment”? The post 27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Grant Wiggins New Teacher The Very Best Assessment Tools & Resources For Teachers

Online Assessment Power Tool – Edulastic

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Online Assessment Power Tool Edulastic While I’m a big supporter of authentic assessment, and not a fan of DOK 1 types of assessment, a good online assessment tool can still be a great time-saving resource for teachers. Assessment

Beyond Exit Tickets: 11 Fresh Formative Assessment Strategies

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Brilliant or Insane Teachers who are eager to assess the development of critical content knowledge or skills during the learning experience often rely on exit tickets for quick perspective. Assessment edchat formative 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.

15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice

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Brilliant or Insane Formative assessment is a process that takes place during the learning experience. I see formative assessment as the ultimate best practice, but I may be part of a small group of educators who feel this way. Assessment Featured edchat formative assessment

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.

10 Things You Don’t Know About Formative Assessment

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Brilliant or Insane Assessments come in varied forms, and they’re executed for different purposes. While summative assessments attempt to measure mastery at the end of a learning experience, the best formative assessments illuminate the strengths and needs of learners throughout the experience, enabling teachers to respond in ways that are just right and just in time. Assessment formative assessment

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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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.

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.

An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

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FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1 st -8 th ). The teacher will begin the assessment by starting the app timer and then tap (+) or (-) as a student makes or corrects a mistake. FluencyFinder V.

The Importance of Assessment AS Learning

The Principal of Change

Lately, I have been focusing on “common assessments” versus “common understandings.” ” I have written about this in the past and shared the following ideas on why “common assessments” do not necessarily do what they hope they do.”

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.

5 Ways to Storyboard the Assessment Design Process

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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.

A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning

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Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

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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.

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

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The post The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment appeared first on TeachThought. Assessment Teaching Terry Heick Experienced Teacher GeneralAuthor information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought.

A Lesson in Assessing Web Content Validity

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A Lesson Using Kathy Schrock’s “5 W’s” to Evaluating Web Site Content I teach an introductory level technology course at The College of Westchester, focused on emerging. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

The Data Says…What? (Or: Why we struggle to make sense of literacy assessment results)

Reading By Example

Our instructional leadership team recently analyzed the last two years of writing assessment data. Anytime I wade into the weeds of literacy assessment, I feel like I come out messier than when I entered. One assessment, tried and true, is the running record for reading comprehension.

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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

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.

The Perfect Assessment

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The Perfect Assessment. So let’s dream about assessment. First, what is an assessment? to assessment design (how should future learning ideally be measured?)” So then, can we do better with our assessments? So what would the perfect assessment be like?

Assessment Overhaul: Tools for Rethinking Assessment in the New Year!

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Explore 4 Different Web Apps for Assessment in This AppEd Review Roundup! Happy New Year and welcome to our first RoundUp of 2017. Over the break, we took a bit of time to recharge our batteries and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

“Q&A Collections: Student Assessment”

Larry Ferlazzo

Q&A Collections: Student Assessment is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. It includes links to all posts from the past seven years on Student Assessment – in one place.

Make Assessment a Learning Experience

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An Innovative Approach to Meaningful Embedded Assessment. In recent years, assessment has gotten a bad rap because of overuse and misapplication of mandated accountability tests. The assessment task is embedded in the learning experience.

6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning

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6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning by TeachThought Staff If curriculum is the what of teaching, and learning models are the how, assessment is the puzzled “Hmmmm”–as in, I assumed this and this about student learning, but after giving this assessment, well… ”Hmmmmm.” ” So what are the different types of assessment of learning? The post 6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning appeared first on TeachThought.