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.

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.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

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Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

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.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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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. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

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. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Assessment Company ACT, Touting Broader Mission, Acquires Knovation

Marketplace K-12

The Iowa City, Iowa-based nonprofit has made its latest in a string of acquisitions and investments, snapping up Knovation, a company focused on content curation. The post Assessment Company ACT, Touting Broader Mission, Acquires Knovation appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessment / Testing Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Mergers and Acquisitions Product Development Product Research

Mindful Literacy Assessment

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” She was referring to our screener results, the computerized assessments we have our students take in fall, winter, and spring. Unfortunately, educators too often end up in service to the assessment. Rather, I would direct our attention to more mindful literacy assessment.

K-12 Dealmaking: ACT Invests in Assessment Company; VitalSource Makes Acquisition

Marketplace K-12

Test provider ACT has invested in Open Assessment Technologies, a provider of open-source assessment solutions. The post K-12 Dealmaking: ACT Invests in Assessment Company; VitalSource Makes Acquisition appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Career / College Readiness Educational Technology/Ed-Tech International / Global Markets Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Startups

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. Let me just challenge you, “How are you assessing your district?

Pearson to Host Assessment for Learning

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edWeb.net , an award-winning professional learning network, today joined forces with Pearson on its professional learning community, Assessment for Learning. Attendees can visit Pearson School Assessment at booth 956. edWeb Blog Press Releases assessment assessment for learning

Staff assessment: How to improve work performance

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In many companies it’s customary to conduct staff assessments on a regular basis to evaluate the skills and performance of their employees. What are the keys to effective staff assessment? Self-assessment of your own training process.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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Moving past summative vs. formative assessments

The Christensen Institute

As competency-based education (CBE) gains momentum in higher education, the market is becoming increasingly crowded with companies and institutions working on competency-based platforms and online approaches to CBE. But assessments are the crux of a competency-based approach. But this isn’t simply a matter of focusing on formative assessments instead of summative. In education, we call it “summative assessment.”. I coauthored this blog with Michelle R.

Why Partnerships Between Education Companies Succeed or Fail

Marketplace K-12

Big players in the K-12 market are looking to partner with companies that help them expand reach and value, according to a panel of experts at the LearnLaunch conference. The post Why Partnerships Between Education Companies Succeed or Fail appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 #LearnLaunch2019 Assessment / Testing Business Strategy Mergers and Acquisitions

ASSIST Integrates Scantron Assessments

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ASSIST Education announced the recent integration Scantron Performance Series, a computer-adaptive K-12 diagnostic student assessment. ASSIST Education partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

EdNews Daily

Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed. Others express concerns that traditional forms of assessment are measuring forms of intelligence and/or competencies that are no longer relevant.

Assessing exports through the lens of innovation

The Christensen Institute

Assessing Singapore’s economy from a macro level, it’s understandable to conclude that Singapore has grown solely because of its exports. Cementing its reputation as an innovation hub, it now serves as a regional headquarters for some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies, such as BMW, Roche, Novartis, Microsoft, and Apple. Conversely, when we assess wages in the East Asian Tigers, we see that they have raced upwards, not downwards.

Our 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Companies Selling to Schools

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They are essential to the survival of companies, and they are neither glamorous nor easy to execute. Company reps think they are providing a useful onramp. As a quick sidenote, and in our opinion, it’s okay for companies to sell goods and services to schools.

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

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When I knew she was coming out with her newest item, Teacher Anchor , I decided to hold off on purchasing my new planner from another company. So, of course, it made sense for her to include such a detailed and teacher-friendly section to have for assessments.

Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed. Others express concerns that traditional forms of assessment are measuring forms of intelligence and/or competencies that are no longer relevant.

How Pre-employment assessments promise better days to the recruiters?

Think Exam

The rapidity of changing hiring trend in companies has surpassed the dogma of recruitment acquisition and instead talent acquisition is being largely preferred as a more feasible long term deal. The post How Pre-employment assessments promise better days to the recruiters?

Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

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Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

Pearson Set to Sell K-12 Curriculum Business, But Not Assessment

Marketplace K-12

The global education company plans to abandon its K-12 curriculum business in the U.S., while continuing investments in assessments and virtual education. The post Pearson Set to Sell K-12 Curriculum Business, But Not Assessment appeared first on Market Brief.

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

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For the assessment mavens at Educational Testing Service ( ETS ), these evolving capabilities present both a challenge and an opportunity, says the organization’s Markku “Mark” Häkkinen. Häkkinen leads the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Research Group at ETS, the 60-plus-year-old nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that administers K-12 state exams along with the well-known GRE and TOEFL, among other tests.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

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But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Companies, too, need to build that kind of inquiry into every step of their work with educators. Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

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After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment

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Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment. As assessment becomes more data-driven, however, it’s important that we remember what the real goal of this data should be. It’s not simply about better assessment; it’s about empowering better learning.

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest

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Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies. Last week, the firm announced what will be its 14th deal: Glynlyon , a digital curriculum company based in Chandler, Ariz. He ran Kaplan as its CEO from 1994 to 2008, during which he oversaw 67 acquisitions and more than doubled the company’s revenue—to nearly $2 billion —by the time he left.

Knewton Launches Partnerships With Ed. Companies in China, Japan

Marketplace K-12

Knewton has established partnerships with companies in about 20 countries outside the United States, where demand for ed-tech is growing. Assessment Ed-tech International K-12 Markets International Markets Online Learning Publishing adaptivelearning assessment testing

Illuminate Education Partners with Amplify to Integrate New Science Assessments

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Illuminate Education has announced an integration partnership with Amplify, a next-generation curriculum and assessment company.

Add color to your Think Exam panel! “Attractive themes” to brighten your assessments!

Think Exam

Think Exam, the leading online assessment software is a product of Ginger Webs, the company which prides in providing technology based testing and assessment solutions to the world of education. Attractive themes” to brighten your assessments!

Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools

Marketplace K-12

The post Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools appeared first on Market Brief. What were the biggest news stories about the K-12 market in 2018? Check out Marketplace K-12's 10 most popular blog posts over the past year.

K-12 Mega-Merger Folds 5 Education Companies Into a New Illuminate Education

Marketplace K-12

Five companies--IO Education, Illuminate Education, Key Data Systems, SchoolCity, and Alpine Achievement--have been merged into a new Illuminate Education by Insight Venture Partners, an investment firm. The post K-12 Mega-Merger Folds 5 Education Companies Into a New Illuminate Education appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Data Formative Assessment Investment/Venture Capital Mergers and Acquisitions

Webinar: K-12 Companies’ Guide to the International Private School Market

Marketplace K-12

The post Webinar: K-12 Companies’ Guide to the International Private School Market appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessment / Testing Business Strategy Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Global / International Markets STEMLearn more about a market with more than 5 million students, roughly 9,500 schools, and money to spend, especially in parts of Asia and the Middle East. Webinar airs Jan. 15 at noon ET.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask

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Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Without good assessment, it’s hard for district decision-makers to decide what resources to invest in; it’s hard for teachers to tailor instruction based on student strengths and needs; it’s hard to evaluate how students are doing in response to instruction; and it’s hard to engage in data-based continuous improvement.

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

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An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom. They provide insights, tips and stories of classroom product implementation to those curious about the company.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

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was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. With all its curriculum and assessments, MobyMax cost less than half what other publishers charge for just one product.”

Emerging Education Companies Connecting With State Ed-Tech Directors

Marketplace K-12

A program run by the State Educational Technology Directors Association introduces companies to state ed-tech leaders to offer insights into the K-12 market. The post Emerging Education Companies Connecting With State Ed-Tech Directors appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Curriculum/Digital Curriculum Data English / Language Arts Mathematics Product Research Professional Development Science