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.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

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If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Assessing for National Board is a great professional development opportunity, and an invaluable part of the National Board Certification process.

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?

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

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

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Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. But none will be the company that will change the world with AI. THIS IS THE COMPANY. And it may all be possible, thanks to a little-known company with a rather innocuous-sounding name.

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

Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects on K-12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary

Marketplace K-12

Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, assesses the K-12 marketplace of the future, while marking a major milestone at his company. The post Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects on K-12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

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

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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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Federal Lawmakers Tell Ed-Tech Companies to Turn Over Data-Collection Details

Marketplace K-12

Three Democratic senators requested information on the data-collection practices of a group of ed-tech companies from across the industry. The post Federal Lawmakers Tell Ed-Tech Companies to Turn Over Data-Collection Details appeared first on Market Brief.

How Psychometric Recruitment can give wings to your company?

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Many leading companies have taken this step forward by initiating psychometric test in the interview process. The post How Psychometric Recruitment can give wings to your company?

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

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.

Changing the way of using psychometric assessment

Think Exam

Whether the company is big or small, everybody looks for a better way of expanding the business. Psychometric assessment is playing a significant role in running the business smoothly. The post Changing the way of using psychometric assessment appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

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.

Don’t Call Them Test Companies: How the College Board and ACT Have Shifted Focus

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In a statement on its website in May, the ACT said that it is transforming itself from an “assessment company” into “an organization providing learning, measurement, and navigation support to learners.”

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.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

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Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

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.

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

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

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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?

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

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).

What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool?

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The post What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool? It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.