Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can use an Assessing my Assessment sheet to reflect on their growth and identify areas for improvement. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard. Digital portfolios are one of the most powerful ways my students take ownership of their learning and reflect on their learning journeys. Digital portfolios help students set, track, and achieve their academic learning goals.

Ongoing Self-Assessments: Students Reflect On and Document Their Progress

Catlin Tucker

For the last two years, I have published several blogs detailing my journey away from traditional grading and assessment practices. Ultimately, I want students to take an active role not only in their learning but also in the assessment of their progress as a learner. My co-teachers and I designed an ongoing self-assessment document that we share with our students each grading period to guide their reflections on their progress and skill development.

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Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

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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. Teachers often have difficulty seeing much less documenting the progress made by a struggling student.

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. Documenting Learning.

Documenting and Reflecting on Learning

User Generated Education

Documenting Learning. Silvia Tolisano sees documenting learning as: a process of intentional documenting serves a metacognitive purpose. being open for feedback ( Documenting FOR Learning ). Blogging as a Form of Documenting Learning and Reflection. I find blogging to be a one of the most powerful ways to documenting learning and engage in reflective practice. I am a strong proponent of encouraging learners of all ages to engage in reflective practice.

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How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. Through this feature, you typically limit students’ access to assessments until the day of the exam. Policy documents. What teachers can do to minimize cheating in online assessments.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

It will also help you with both formative and summative assessments, and it will enter your grades into any electronic grade book directly from GradeCam. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Setting up assessments is fast and easy. There are many types of assessments in GradeCam including handwritten numeric. One of the advantages of GradeCam is the quick feedback that you get for your assessments.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

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. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. How can we effectively weave formative assessment into the design and facilitation of learning regardless of the teaching and learning landscape? #1

Launching a New Phase of Research for Agency by Design: Exploring Documentation and Assessment Strategies for the Maker-Centered Classroom

Educator Innovator

Project Zero’s Agency by Design team is developing documentation and assessment tools for maker-centered learning and “maker empowerment”, which they see as the key to ensuring that the maker movement secures a long-term place in education and pedagogy. Specifically, we now see developing qualitative assessment strategies as the next frontier of research for maker-centered learning. The challenge of documenting and assessing maker empowerment is a tricky one.

Win a Document Camera and a HearALL Assessment Recorder from Learning Resources

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HearALL™ Assessment Recorder ( click here ) Product Description : Hear way beyond! Authentically assess students’ skills and participation in small groups. Enter to WIN a FREE HearALL Assessment Recorder a Rafflecopter giveaway Luna™ Interactive Projection Camera ( click here ) Product Description : Now Mac compatible! Demonstrate manipulatives in action, student work, real-life objects, book pages and more — at a fraction of the cost of a "document" camera!

Assessing STE(A)M Learning

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making , I discuss assessment as follows: Educators should be clear about how and why they include assessment in their instruction. Assessment should be about informing learners about their performance so increased learning and future improvements can result.

CSDE Announces New Partnership to Launch Statewide K-12 Social-Emotional Learning Assessment System

eSchool News

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) announced it is entering into a partnership with Aperture Education to provide a statewide SEL assessment for K-12 schools. Newsline assessment Assessments cost data Department of Education districts Education instruction IT K-12

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

The challenge for me was to design an “assessment” that was meaningful. I had tried everything from the traditional book report style assessment to more creative movie trailers, but I didn’t feel like they accomplished what I wanted from a silent sustained reading assessment. Why couldn’t our SSR assessment be more like that? So, I decided to design a book club style chat assessment for our silent sustained reading.

What is assessment for? #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

The misconception and lack of understanding about assessment is one hole I fell into often as a teacher and observe in other educators as we unintentionally do what was done to us. Back in my day…assessment was the end result.

Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning

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Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning contributed by Shelley Hudson For early elementary teachers, measuring student learning is especially challenging. Early elementary teachers assess student learning through 1:1 conversations, student artwork and more. The post Why Teachers Should Digitally Document Evidence Of Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Documenting Communication with Parents

Inquire and Inspire

When exploring teaching practice through a 21st century classroom lens, many questions about assessment practices arise. How can teachers use available technology to make assessment practices more efficient? How can teachers reduce the amount of pen to paper documentation and instead progress into a paperless assessment program? How can teachers streamline their documentation so that it is organized and manageable?

Texthelp Launches WriQ to Automate and Standardize Writing Assessment

eSchool News

Texthelp ®, a leading education technology company focused on helping learners of all ages and abilities improve their reading, writing, and math skills, today announced the launch of WriQ ®, a cloud-based writing assessment and achievement tool.

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

Edutopia

Reshan Richards Formative Assessment To assess your students'' ongoing awareness of what and how they''re learning, consider using cameras, screenshots, video, and screencasting as everyday classroom tools

Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is filled with thoughts on Student Communication Skills including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Make assessment of Communication an ongoing effort.

3 ways real-world feedback could disrupt traditional assessments

The Christensen Institute

Innovative assessments are getting a fair amount of attention in K-12 policy circles as a handful of states gear up for the federal innovative assessment pilots and ESSA implementation gets underway. Exciting an opportunity as that may be for the edu-wonks among us, state-sanctioned innovation, by and large, takes an inside-out form: existing teachers, leaders, and assessment experts are coming together to craft new approaches to gauging academic proficiency.

Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is filled with thoughts on Creativity including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Make assessment of Creativity an ongoing effort. Self assessment can be powerful).

Why investing in real-world feedback R&D could revolutionize assessments

The Christensen Institute

As someone who writes for a living, I was especially interested in one of the suggestions for improving nonfiction writing learning and assessment: investing in programs that connect students with “authentic” audiences, like career professional or community residents, to read and offer feedback on their work. Sometimes conversations about “real-world” assessments devolve into obsessing over carefully constructed simulations or elaborate word problems.

In the Hands of the Students: Document Cameras

Inquire and Inspire

This week we take a look at Document Cameras. So I modified the system slightly into what I now call Shared Assessment. We''re all familiar with the gradual release of responsibility as a model of instruction , but it''s an equally valuable model for providing feedback and assessment in general. Here''s where the Document Camera comes into play! Person #1 now revises their work based on agreed upon next steps via the Document Camera for all to see.

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill. Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Provides an avenue for teacher to listen and assess learning. Make assessment of collaboration an ongoing effort. Self assessment can be powerful).

Five Tips for Assessing PBL – from Douglas

EdTechTeacher

The Record of Thinking is the documentation of that learning: the “Making Of” the movie. Students who have been diligent about documenting their process up to this point really see the benefit of this work, and the final narrative is truly a metacognitive piece grounded in actual evidence. Students who haven’t kept up with documentation do poorly, regardless of how the final project turned out. Blog Douglas Kiang Featured assessment Daily Genius Maker Space PBL

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. We recently shared the Inconvenient Truths of Assessment , and one of the takeaways from that post by Terry Heick could be that rather focusing on the design of assessment, we could instead focus on a climate of assessment.–a

How to "ClassSource” a Simple, Meaningful, and USEFUL Review Document

Cycles of Learning

Before every major assessment I like to facilitate review activities in class. Assessment Chemistry Design Google Invention Megacognition Technology Tutorials VideosThat being said, I can only handle the Kahoot theme song so much, play so many games of "Chemistry Jeopardy" , or figure out another variation of Periodic Table Battleship to satisfy review of the whatever skills we are learning that topic.

Learn Why EduSight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement | @EduSight

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why EduSight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement. Edusight is a standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student learning with grades, notes, photos, and audio/video comments. Use Edusight on the web to manage assessment, grading, and standards seamlessly (includes Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and state standards).

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How to "ClassSource” a Simple, Meaningful, and USEFUL Review Document

techlearning

Before every major assessment I like to facilitate review activities in class. Video TL Advisor Blog blog Assessment CreativeThat being said, I can only handle the Kahoot theme song so much, play so many games of "Chemistry Jeopardy" , or figure out another variation of Periodic Table Battleship to satisfy review of the whatever skills we are learning that topic. Not that there is anything wrong with the above games, or the myriad of variations.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. Documenting Progress and Integrating the Process.

New McGraw Hill Assessment Solution Helps Teachers Support Students Who Have Fallen Behind Following COVID-19 Disruptions

eSchool News

As teachers prepare for classes to resume this fall, McGraw Hill today announced the launch of McGraw Hill Rise , a new reading and math supplement with embedded assessment and personalization to help educators identify and address individual learning gaps for each student.

How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. How Do I Create My First Assessment? 6) When you are happy with your assessment, save and you will return to the home page. Tagged: App , assessment , education , ipad , learning , lessons , plenary , Socrative. education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. How Do I Create My First Assessment? 6) When you are happy with your assessment, save and you will return to the home page. Tagged: App , assessment , education , ipad , learning , lessons , plenary , Socrative. education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE). In June, she submitted evidence for and earned all the micro-credentials in the full stack , “Leading a Performance Assessment Community.” This led to a creation of goals for the school that promote the use of performance assessments.