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.

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

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4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Practical Advice from Research to Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Too many times the research is completely disconnected from the classroom. Gradecam: A Fantastic Tool for Assessment is Today’s Sponsor.

“Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings”

The Principal of Change

In a recent discussion, I was asked about “common assessments” in a classroom. The thought here is that no matter what classroom you were in, the assessments would look the same.

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.

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.

SMART Response 2 Formative Assessment Tool for Classrooms

Class Tech Tips

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? The folks at SMART Technologies have a special formative assessment tool to help teachers check for understanding as part of their Learning Suite. Assessment & LMS Chromebook iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone Apps

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

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.

10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know

Brilliant or Insane

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. Brilliant or Insane.

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

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The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction. Student self-assessment is tricky, but a key matter of understanding. Assessments can obscure more than they reveal.

6 tools for real formative assessment

eSchool News

Delivering formative assessments is made easier with classroom technology tools. Assessments have long presented a challenge for educators in their various forms and frequency.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple choice, short answer, essay, matching, and related iconic “test” forms. So what about assessment as a matter of tone and purpose?

Google Classroom: Assess Student Work FASTER [infographic]

Teacher Tech

Link to Infographic in Google Draw Having a good workflow for assessing student work is essential. Here is my workflow for giving feedback through Google Classroom. Assignment Title To find student work in Google Classroom go to the Stream in Google Classroom and find the assignment. The post Google Classroom: Assess Student Work FASTER [infographic] appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom google

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

The CoolCatTeacher

An Every Classroom Matters Episode with Garnet Hillman. 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. Why should formative assessments be more reflective ?

Google Classroom – Using RubricTab to Assess Students

Teacher Tech

Classroom Google Grading Script Sheets google script sheets spreadsheetsTweet Previously I created a rubric template that allows you to create a rubric from a template, paste your class roster, and then create a copy of the rubric for each student to make evaluation for your class easy. I have upgraded the script so that it now creates a spreadsheet for each student to […].

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.

Teachers share formative assessment strategies that work

eSchool News

For some classrooms, the solution lies in formative assessments, which gauge their students’ understanding and personalize their lessons in real time. Here, two educators share how formative assessments are transforming their students’ learning across the board.

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.

5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Starr Sackstein @mssackstein shares 5 feedback strategies to supercharge your writing instruction and classroom culture. We are also hosting a giveaway contest with her book on assessment. Peer Feedback in the Classroom Book Giveaway.

7 Tech Tools for Fast Formative Assessment

MiddleWeb

Formative assessment is good practice, as every teacher knows, says tech consultant Curtis Chandler, but finding time to measure individual student understanding is challenging.

10 Tools to ROCK Assessments Using Google Apps on the iPad

EmergingEdTech

Google Apps can Play a Powerful Role in Assessment Dr. Chris McGee will be presenting a full day GAFE Workshop and numerous breakout sessions at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad.

Turn Assessments into Fun Classroom Quizzes with Quizalize

Class Tech Tips

Quizalize is a great online tool that lets teachers turn quick classroom quizzes into exciting multi-player games. Read Article → Teacher Tools assessment formative assessment quiz creator

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Google Classroom Resources.

Formative Assessment with Plickers

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Formative assessment helps teachers make data-informed decisions to plan for and/or adjust instructional activities, identify potential misconceptions, monitor the pace of instruction, etc. 21st Century Learning Assessment Professional Development

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

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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.

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

You can gamify your classroom. Sixth-grade teacher Jessica Gordon@ 1337teach gives us tips, ideas, and links for how to gamify our classrooms now. Jessica Gordon , 6th grade teacher from Missouri gives us simple tips to gamify our classrooms.

When will assessments finally test deeper learning?

eSchool News

When we imagine the future of assessment it’s easy to envision all sorts of impressive ways to help gauge what students know and what they can do. The call for performance assessments. Next page: How schools can assess deeper learning.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. What Should Assessments “Do”? Assessments are data creation tools.

5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Class Tech Tips

It’s so exciting to see the way that tech tools can transform the way “quick checks” take place in the classroom. Although there are lots of great tech tools… The post 5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment appeared first on Class Tech Tips.

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

EdTech4Beginners

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 .

These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

eSchool News

Assessments are, to put it mildly, a disproportionately huge commitment of time. Then you need to aggregate and mine your data to really get a handle on the answers you need regarding the educational environment in your classroom. Two Unique Assessment Tools.

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Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

Chandra Jayne was a classroom teacher. So, of course, it made sense for her to include such a detailed and teacher-friendly section to have for assessments.

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3 Quick Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers

Class Tech Tips

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? When we use formative assessment strategies, we’re on a fact-finding mission. Assessment & LMS

Creative Quiz Ideas: Reinventing Classroom Assessment

Fractus Learning

It allows the student to assess their own knowledge rather than guessing and feeling triumphant when they get lucky. I have used each of these quiz ideas with a lot of success in my classrooms. Assessment Discussion

Using Games for Assessment

Edutopia

Video & Transcript Using Games for Classroom Assessment (Transcript) . Liza: Games are great ways to assess student learning in action. Liza: So how do you assess student learning using a game? As students play, move around the classroom and ask those questions.

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Learning with 'e's

I have always believed that assessment should be primarily for the benefit of the student, not the teacher. I concede that teachers need to know how their students are progressing, and this is very much a part of the assessment process. I don''t like end of module assessments much.

How Do We Assess Student Listening Skills?

MiddleWeb

Recognizing the need for a reliable, research-based method to test listening comprehension skills, Monica Brady-Myerov at Listenwise has worked to bring an easy-to-use method to the classroom, drawing on curated NPR content to engage students with important stories.

Game Mechanics in the Classroom to Engage Learners

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters Episode 204 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Truly gamifying a classroom is so much more, but it’s a lot easier than you think. What are game mechanics and how can you use them in the classroom?

A Lesson in Assessing Web Content Validity

EmergingEdTech

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)!].