Why digital formative assessment is critical in today’s classrooms

eSchool News

The accelerated digitization of today’s classroom impacts every aspect of instruction–from attendance to summative assessment and everything in between. Formative assessment is a wide-encompassing term that allows teachers to monitor student progress.

Side-by-Side Assessments: Grading With Students

Catlin Tucker

After years of coaching and working with teachers, there are two things I consistently encounter that cause imbalance in the classroom and beyond. Suppose the work is an assessment or finished product, like an essay, performance task, or project. Side-by-side Assessments.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

The Web20Classroom

This week we look at Formative Assessment, how it works and why it can be a powerful tool no matter what your teaching and learning looks like. There is no doubt this is easier to do when in the classroom face-to-face. Formative Assessments should not be graded assessments.

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.

Why we need formative assessment

eSchool News

Formative assessment, while not a new concept by any means, has been receiving a lot of attention recently due to discussions regarding student learning loss and the need for more digitized solutions for remote learners. Why formative assessment is so important.

Emoji Assessments for Any Classroom – SULS0168

Shake Up Learning

The post Emoji Assessments for Any Classroom – SULS0168 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing ideas for using emojis in your informal and formative assessments. Use emoji assessments in any classroom!

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. ” The post Formative Assessment in Kindergarten appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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. Good assessments should verify: that students have unpacked a lesson and applied it rigorously. A well-formed assessment achieves these six characteristics constructively.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

However, the challenges that education around the globe is facing have triggered a transition to full time online learning, or at least a hybrid model of classroom and digital instruction and learning. Read more: 4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom.

Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice

Neo LMS

I put links in Google Classroom to sites that showed how the tool should be used and created a simple multiple-choice quiz using Google Forms. Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice. Video assessments. Teachers assessments

Countdown to Assessment with Spaces

Teacher Tech

Educator Melody McAllister shares how you can use the Spaces platform to create conversation, clear up misconceptions, and continue to build classroom community around learning targets that need to be revisited in preparation for assessments.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

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. This is primarily due to the testing movement, the push towards using student assessment in the form of tests as a measure of student, teacher, principal, and school accountability. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum. Classroom applications.

We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment

Ditch That Textbook

Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that makes assessments feel like fun! The post We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Guest Blog assessmentHow can you use Gimkit in your class? Read on for ideas. This post is written by Omoyemwen Ngei, a grade six teacher at Ellerslie campus, Edmonton Public School District. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to teaching in Canada, she was […].

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. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Mike Roberts @BaldRoberts , eighth grade English teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah, and author of Hacking Classroom Management: 10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands.

Jumpstart Engagement With Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

The advent of interactive large-format displays further expands the options for achieving the documented benefits delivered by this transformative classroom technology. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing. Integrating Interactive Whiteboards into The Classroom.

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect. Listen to Starr Sackstein share how to assess with respect. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

With online classes and remote learning taking over classrooms, at least temporarily, teachers worry about rampant cheating. Read more: The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management. What teachers can do to minimize cheating in online assessments.

Promoting student choice through SEL self-assessment

eSchool News

eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News SEL assessment benefits better choice classroom IT learning student studentsThere is abundant literature on the many benefits of promoting student choice (for an accessible overview see, “ The key to making improvements: as the students ”).

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning. A continued shift towards formative assessment.

5 Benefits of Technology in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

There are many benefits of technology in the classroom, so we’ve picked five of the most significant for this handy list. Read on for the top 5 advantages to technology in the classroom or visit our education solutions page for more insights on EdTech.

20 ideas for exit tickets in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

The post 20 ideas for exit tickets in the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Ed Tech digital exit tickets digital formative assessment exit tickets technology exit ticketsClass is done. How can we end it effectively?

Classroom Routines Eliminate Chaos and Confusion

Catlin Tucker

Classrooms with clear systems, routines, expectations, and workflows run more smoothly, eliminating behaviors that can derail a class. This is easier to do when students know what to expect in both their physical classroom and online learning environment. Improving classroom management.

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. I have created an AfL prompt sheet which firstly details strategies to use and then lists the evidence (what AfL looks like when carried out in the classroom). You can freely download, share or print the PDF: Assessment For Learning . Track discussion and feedback by setting up a classroom chatroom on Todays Meet.

Digital Literacy in Busy Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

More about tech skills in the classroom. How to Assess Digital Literacy. 5 Strategies to Assess Student Knowledge. This is a common complaint in my grad school classes.

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. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. ” The post 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Best Formative Assessment Tools For The Classroom

TeacherCast

In this episode of AskTheTechCoach, we look at Formative Assessment Tools that can be used in the classroom. The post Best Formative Assessment Tools For The Classroom appeared first on TeacherCast. In this episode of AskTheTechCoach, we look at Formative Assessment Tools that can be used in the classroom. Ask the Tech Coach Formative Assessment

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. He also shares the four kinds of data that are most valuable to teachers in year-end assessment. This is a must listen for any educator working with assessment.

Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

Ditch That Textbook

The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. The post Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Gamification assessment edtech educational technology formative assessment kahoot quizalize quizizz quizlet quizlet live

3 reasons we’re still using outdated assessments

eSchool News

Though the sustained school closures throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly presented new challenges to the assessment landscape, these changes also amplified pre-existing concerns within the traditional, summative assessment approach.

Curriculum Associates Updates i-Ready® with New Lessons and Assessments to Further Support Dual-Language Classrooms and Spanish-Speaking Students

eSchool News

September 23, 2021— To further support Spanish-speaking students in dual-language or transitional-bilingual programs, Curriculum Associates recently added new lessons and assessments to its award-winning i-Ready program. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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. Every teacher should have one or two formative assessment tools that are part of their lesson flow. Let’s dive deeper into formative assessment in today’s show!

3 ways assessment data advances student equity

eSchool News

We understand how limited, skewed, or biased data–or no data at all–can result in faulty decision-making and regressive actions, be it in our teaching and learning, curricular design, assessments, or administrative responsibilities.

3 key considerations for the future of assessments

eSchool News

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020, coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season, has significantly impacted the K–12 assessment landscape. When it comes to formative assessment or assessment for learning, however, things look different.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

Long gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. In many cases, every classroom is outfitted, as well as conference rooms and professional learning spaces. Does the way in which IWB’s are now used in classrooms differ?

Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. Outcome Based Education is the foundation of assessments.

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. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. In this post, you will find 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom!

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. Equally important, the point of formative assessment is NOT to take another grade. GradeCam: Today’s Sponsor is a Formative Assessment Wonder.