What Makes a Good Assessment?
JULY 7, 2016
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
JUNE 4, 2014
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
4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment
DECEMBER 1, 2016
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.
6 tools for real formative assessment
JUNE 28, 2016
Delivering formative assessments is made easier with classroom technology tools. Assessments have long presented a challenge for educators in their various forms and frequency.
SMART Response 2 Formative Assessment Tool for Classrooms
Class Tech Tips
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
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
Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works
OCTOBER 19, 2016
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.
Learning with 'e's
JANUARY 14, 2016
While exploring peer learning I also raised the question of peer assessment, and wondered whether some teachers might think this would be a bridge too far. Peer assessment is clearly a more complex proposition than peer learning.
Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year
AUGUST 2, 2016
I always enjoyed getting back into my classroom, setting things up and getting pumped for the journey ahead with my students. One area of improvement still to this day I wish I could go back and improve even more was assessment. Mainly, embracing formative assessment.
The key to rigorous online assessments
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 12, 2015
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
OCTOBER 31, 2016
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.
Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!
JANUARY 21, 2013
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
10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know
Brilliant or Insane
APRIL 26, 2015
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.
Google Classroom: Assess Student Work FASTER [infographic]
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
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
AUGUST 10, 2015
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
JUNE 14, 2015
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 […].
When will assessments finally test deeper learning?
MARCH 30, 2016
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.
Formative Assessment with Plickers
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
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
4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
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.
The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment
TeachThought - Learn better.
MARCH 9, 2015
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.
60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques
TeachThought - Learn better.
MARCH 16, 2015
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?
7 Tech Tools for Fast Formative Assessment
JUNE 2, 2015
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
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
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
OCTOBER 31, 2015
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
Competing Pressures Squeeze, Shake K-12 Assessment Landscape
MARCH 9, 2016
The testing world is being gripped by two overriding, and often competing forces: the continued reliance on big, high-stakes assessments for accountability purposes, and the rise of more sophisticated, nimble, and smaller-scale digital assessments, largely at the classroom level.
5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
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.
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
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.
Assessments to play reduced classroom role
OCTOBER 26, 2015
Obama Administration moves to limit how frequently assessments are used in the classroom. ” “One essential part of educating students successfully is assessing their progress in learning to high standards. Some states are already taking action to reduce assessments.
Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment
Learning in Hand
AUGUST 8, 2016
Formative assessment is how teachers collect information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. Formative assessment takes many forms, including exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes.
5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment
Class Tech Tips
MARCH 16, 2017
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.
JUNE 19, 2016
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 .
How Do We Assess Student Listening Skills?
JANUARY 9, 2017
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.
Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)
MAY 21, 2014
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.
Creative Quiz Ideas: Reinventing Classroom Assessment
MARCH 3, 2015
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
A Lesson in Assessing Web Content Validity
OCTOBER 20, 2016
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)!].
Using Games for Assessment
JUNE 17, 2015
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.
Game Mechanics in the Classroom to Engage Learners
JANUARY 18, 2016
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?
Video for assessment
Learning with 'e's
NOVEMBER 27, 2014
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.