Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Have an instructional framework centered around curriculum design before talking about assessment.

6 reasons it’s important to create your own online assessments

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Homegrown online assessments prove invaluable to one district. Assessments are critical to our efforts to improve instruction in K-12 education. Yet, in an age when students are accessing a vast array of resources on computers, tablets, and mobile devices, some school districts are still hesitant to take their assessments online. At Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD), we began the transition to online assessment more than three years ago.

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3 ways to prepare students for online assessments

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading, or writing on online assessments. Still, the application of the skills to demonstrate knowledge was a clear need with the use of online assessments. Assessments eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments. Still, the application of the skills to demonstrate knowledge was a clear need with the use of online assessments. They can also take practice assessments using the devices.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

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He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. Thirty percent of the company’s revenues come from assessments of one kind or another, which includes professional certification and apprenticeship programs, as well as summative exams. And it’s what enables formative and summative assessment to converge.

More on OpenEd's Free Online Assessment Tools: How-to Videos

The 21st Century Principal

OpenEd recently released its Free Assessment tool. OpenEd''s assessment tool not only provides the question types required by the Common Core curriculum, but it also has some unique capabilities as well, such as suggesting videos to students who miss specific questions. It also suggests questions to teachers to add to their Common Core assessments. OpenEd offers educators the largest K-12 resource catalog online today.

Paperless Testing: Most Grade 3-8 Students To Be Assessed Online in 2016

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This will be the first school year in which most elementary and middle-school students take state-required tests online. Assessment Common Core Pearson air assessment douglevin drc edtechstrategies ets mcgrawhill onlinetesting pearson questar

How to Get the Most Out Of Practice Testing

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This makes practice tests not only an assessment tool,but a crucial part of the teaching toolkit. In order to get the benefits of practice testing, ensure that your kids are getting at the very least 30 minutes of practice on online programs every week.

Edulastic launches district tool for administrators

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Resource offers district, school administrators insight into student progress on Common Core. Edulastic, creator of formative assessment tools for teachers, has launched Edulastic District Enterprise, a premium version of the software platform designed specifically for district and school administrators. Edulastic is a next-generation online assessment platform that allows K-12 teachers to track students’ progress toward Common Core State Standards.

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What is the story behind Georgia Test Prep?

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In order to help them we had to search for the relevant worksheets online, print them, and ask our kids to complete them. We purchased some books from a local store and also bought some online.

Skyward, Certica launch formative assessment solution

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Partnership aims to help educators access more than 80,000 item bank resources for assessment. Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, and Certica Solutions, a provider of K-12 data management and education content solutions, have formed a partnership to support the creation and sharing of online assessments through Skyward’s Test Bank Management Solution. Assessments News

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

What are IT leaders worried about? Assessment readiness and money

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A CoSN survey reveals CTO concerns about privacy, budgets, and assessment readiness. Assessment readiness is again the No. The growing imperative about being assessment ready isn’t likely a surprise for those living in states adopting the Common Core. However, regardless of where you live, all states are increasingly moving their high-stakes assessments online. Yet less than 30 percent report they are fully prepared for online assessments.

State Testing Disruptions Likely Produced Dips and Gains in Student Scores, Study Says

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The disruptions in online assessments that roiled Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota in the spring of 2015 appear to have had both negative and positive effects on individual students’ test scores, according to a new analysis. The independent analysis released Friday was conducted by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment , a research and consulting nonprofit hired by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium , the group that sponsored the exams.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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By starting these tasks in Fall, you’ll be ready when yearly assessments arrive in April-May: Between March and June, 2015, nearly five million students in 11 states and the District of Columbia completed the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing to measure student accomplishment of Common Core State Standards in the areas of mathematics and English/language arts. I polled my PLN to find specific tech areas students needed help with in preparing for the Assessments.

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The U.S. has more memorizers

Dangerously Irrelevant

” The Common Core standards are supposed to be about bigger ideas and fewer of them? Why meaningful math problems are defined out of online assessments. Jo Boaler said: data from the 13 million students who took PISA [math] tests showed that the lowest-achieving students worldwide were those who used a memorization strategy – those who thought of math as a set of methods to remember and who approached math by trying to memorize steps.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices?

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

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There’s no longer an option to hide students from the online world, what is considered by many parents a dangerous place their children should avoid. New teachers need to learn rudimentary tech troubleshooting like these 25 common problems , and then teach them to students. Think how often keyboarding is part of student work–entering website addresses, adding comments to blogs, typing docs into GAFE, and taking online assessments.

BoomWriter for Districts

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BoomWriter for Districts ensures that a complete education technology experience will be delivered to your teachers and students resulting in improved fiction and nonfiction reading, writing and content assessment skills, and enhanced vocabulary development. BoomWriter the excellent free collaborative writing tool for schools has just released their district wide program. This is a wonderful innovative way to integrate technology into the classroom. More from their press release.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

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To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience. Significant progress has been made in the transition to digital assessments , with 80 percent ready or almost ready to conduct Common Core or statewide high-stakes online assessments. CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:56.

Preparing Students with Technology Skills

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The tech and core standards of organizations such as ISTE, CSTA, and Common Core State Initiative stipulate that students need foundational digital literacy skills to demonstrate writing, reading, and mathematical achievement. Online Safety and Digital Citizenship. Building a student mindset around the essential digital literacy skills, online safety, and digital citizenship starts as soon as students have access to computing devices.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: IXL, Brightspace, Tales2Go

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IXL was great for skill breakdown and practice, easy to find standards based on common core. I use D2L and our system eClass to post resources, classroom calendar of events, discussion posts and online assessments. This week in S’Cool Tools, we share the real experiences of three teachers using three different tools, written in their own words. . If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study.

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Organize Texts for Test Prep with LiveBinders

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Those of us who teach in states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards know that one aspect of the anchor standards for reading addresses the “integration of knowledge and ideas.” As online testing becomes a reality for many schools and districts this spring, teachers who want students to feel comfortable with this cognitive task need to provide opportunities for students to interact with multiple information sources, synthesize the information, and respond to a prompt.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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The line supports up to 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, many storage options, and more. ACHIEVE3000 PRO ( WWW.ACHIEVE3000.COM ) Achieve3000 Pro offers a patented instructional model that combines summative and embedded formative assessments to differentiate content and instruction, so students always see lessons at their just-right reading level. Gizmos help prepare students for rigorous new standards and online assessments.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals. At the other extreme, online grade portals have prompted some parents to log in all the time and to obsess over their children’s grades.