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Formative Assessment is Key to Being Responsive

Catlin Tucker

We must collect formative assessment data in each lesson to understand our students’ progress and respond to their needs. Formative assessment is a process of gathering information about students’ understanding and their progress toward firm standards-aligned learning goals. Check for understanding.

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Shift to Self-assessment

Catlin Tucker

Who decided that grading and assessment should be the exclusive responsibility of teachers? Why do we sideline students when it comes to assessment? Self-assessment is a powerful strategy that encourages students to become more invested in their learning journeys.

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Pre-assessment is Key to Designing with Intention

Catlin Tucker

This inquiry always prompts me to reflect: How many educators gather pre-assessment data before crafting their lesson plans? Such preliminary insights, whether through pre-assessments, diagnostics, or activities aimed at accessing prior knowledge, can illuminate the diverse range of skills, abilities, and needs within a classroom.

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Shift to Leveraging Formative Assessment for Metacognition

Catlin Tucker

How can formative assessment data help students to develop their metacognitive skills? Formative assessments are ongoing assessments embedded throughout the learning process. These informal assessments provide information to the teacher about students’ understanding of the material being covered and the skills being introduced.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Educators need effective tools to drive student success.

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Dozens of Online Resources for Assessment

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessment of student work is a crucial aspect of learning. It helps students recognize important lesson goals and teachers gauge understanding. While multiple choice, short answer, and essays are still proven methods, there are many alternatives teachers can use for their particular student group.

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Assessment Culture: What It Is and Why It Matters

Edsurge

In the post-COVID pandemic educational setting, assessment offers ways to gain crucial insights into student thinking and learning and the areas requiring support for progress toward learning goals. The first step is to consider the idea of school culture and how it underpins the related concept of assessment culture.

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How Formative Assessment Supports the Learning Journey

Speaker: Todd Theobald, Noel Gomez, Marcus Painter

Join educators and assessment experts as they discuss the role of formative assessment in student learning, how formative practices can guide the teaching and learning cycle, and the positive impact assessment can make on your classroom. Using assessment data to make informed decisions about instructional strategies.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers better understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and, in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the eBook today!

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the EdTech Industry: Assessing the Influence

AI-powered tools like virtual assistants and chatbots provide instant guidance and support, while data analytics offer valuable insights for educators and administrators.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

This session, featuring industry visionary Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape, explores practical ways for educators and instructional designers to impart these essential tactics onto students and trainees through manageable tweaks to curriculum, assessment, and technology.

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WW2 to COVID-19: How Remote Tools Help Reinforce Development Post-Program eLearning

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development

Assess why moving from knowledge transfer to behavior change has been one of L&D’s greatest challenge. Join Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development, LLC, for this illuminating discussion on how to keep the gears turning. In this session you will learn: Summarize how distance learning evolved from WW2 to today.