Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get learners to track and reflect on their progress at regular intervals, such as each progress report time, with student led conferences (SLC). 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.

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. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

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. Make assessment simple.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

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

The Christensen Institute

Fast forward to today, and a recently released report details the over 400 responses the foundations received from field experts and practitioners. 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.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). During this reflective process, it is expected that school leadership teams collect and document aligned evidence for each item. Step 4 : The DPA report is shared and discussed with the school leadership team.

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? 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? education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

Assessments can support, not just measure, student learning

The Hechinger Report

Assessments have a bad rap in schools. But the word assessment describes vastly different things. Yes, the nail-biting, end-of-year exam is an assessment. These lower-stakes assessments happen all the time in the classroom and they’re vital for student performance.

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

But digitally documenting a student’s inquiries through substitution tools makes learning visible and provides formative feedback. For example, when my students create a digital concept map in coggle about a unit on biodiversity, they substitute a paper and pencil version of a concept map with a living document that can be shared and revised from home or school. Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. These are industrial documents. What Should Assessments “Do”?

Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

With its built-in quick questions and quiz options, it is an incredible resource for formative and summative assessments. The spreadsheet report can be shared with students as a Google Sheet and then formatted to include a “feedback” column.

Organizing Descriptive Feedback with Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

Providing quality descriptive feedback is a significant part of day-to-day assessment practice. When report card time came around, it was difficult to generate a comment that reflected student improvement and achievement because I did not have access to all of the feedback.

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Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Anecdotal Comments for Learning Skills

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? You have documented evidence of their work habits to generate a comment.

Triangulating Assessment via Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When such tasks have been implemented, we then have the responsibility to gather meaningful information for assessment and evaluation purposes. The Triangulation of Assessment is an effective and authentic way to gather such data.

Tutorial: Anecdotal Comments for Learning Skills with Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When I wrote the initial post , I hadn''t yet started writing my report cards. I''ve had a few requests for a video tutorial and now that my reports are done, I found the time to put one together.

Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) . Training Documents.

How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Assess Student Writing in Google Docs with WriQ. WriQ is currently a FREE tool that helps teachers assess writing in Google Docs.

2 reports help leaders leverage ESSA

eSchool News

Two new reports offer school leaders research-based evidence to help them leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve learning outcomes for students. School leaders, policymakers can use ESSA to focus on boosting learning, achievement for students.

Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment

Edsurge

My district has taken on new initiatives the past few years (as all districts do) to solve the well-documented, disconnected nature between high school graduates and workplace preparedness. We have created common unit assessments, focusing on what we believe to be the most important standards, and we are required to meet and discuss assessment results to evaluate our teaching effectiveness. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

How Assessments Can Support, Not Just Measure, Student Learning

MindShift

Assessments have a bad rap in schools. But the word assessment describes vastly different things. Yes, the nail-biting, end-of-year exam is an assessment. These lower-stakes assessments happen all the time in the classroom and they’re vital for student performance. Assessments create feedback for teachers and students alike, and the high value of feedback – particularly timely feedback – is well-documented by learning scientists.

Spending on Ed-Tech Hardware Hits $15B Worldwide, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

classrooms to support digital assessments and personalized learning, to the growth of different mobile personal computing devices in other parts of the world. These devices take images of documents and project them onto a screen.

Creating Skills Assessment Rubrics Revised and Aligned with Blooms & CCSS

Saving Socrates

The past week I have been spending a lot of time revamping Magen David''s Skills assessment rubrics to align them to the Common Core. Magen David has a skills based report card which unlike the traditional report card, serves to let students know, twice a year, how they are doing in acquiring skills. The skills report card is an essential part of the skills based education here at Magen David.

What Is ‘Quality’? Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards

Edsurge

In an effort to close the gap between claims and facts, Entangled Solutions has issued a near-final draft of a new set of “quality assurance” standards for how programs report and communicate student outcomes. One option is to charge accounting firms a membership fee to apply the standards in their audit reports of schools. The report also recommends four measures for reporting earnings data. He believes “schools should report on 100 percent of students.”.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

However, an anchor links within the document. I do this an easy way in a long document by making headings. they are a big time saver for students and teaches on long documents, for example, if you’re writing a book.

On capturing evidence in a few new containers

NeverEndingSearch

Around this time each year we share the year and we report on accomplishments. They’re great for pre- and post assessments, but you can. It also generates spreadsheet-based reports. Assessments may be shared with multiple teachers and tracked longitudinally.

Teach Students to Track How Many Words They Read Per Minute Using Voice Typing and Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

Nothing can replace this formal assessment, but it’s helpful to teach students to track their words per minute between these reading fluency assessments. Once they had read their passage twice, they logged into Google Classroom to access a blank Google Document.

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What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

How many times have you experienced teachers who based report card grades on how well students complete classwork, homework, and quizzes? Here’s a good four-minute video overview of SBG: SBG reminds teachers that the goal isn’t to write the book report but communicate ideas.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

Unlikely bedfellows converge, create inspired vision for future of education

The Christensen Institute

From the right to the left, from those who support school choice to those who have sought to protect traditional school districts, from superintendents and principals to the presidents of the two major teachers unions, and from industry leaders to researchers, a diverse group of unlikely bedfellows released on Tuesday a new effort and accompanying report to rethink education in America titled Education Reimagined: A transformational vision for education in the U.S.

The 3 Most Important Questions To Ask When Evaluating Social Emotional Learning Programs

Edsurge

Grounded in decades of research into positive youth development and funded by the Institute of Education Sciences , our framework is a comprehensive set of assessment tools that help schools evaluate students’ mental health, social and emotional well-being, as well as several important risk factors. This is the most important question to ask when choosing any type of assessment tool. A truly research-validated assessment takes significant time and money to develop.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

see this 2002 Education Week report ). Studies now find that performance assessments “can more authentically evaluate candidates’ readiness for teaching” while lowering the “barriers to entry,” particularly for teachers of color who are in high demand.

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

Neo LMS

According to a 2018 research report , AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. AI Assess.

The National Education Technology Plan 2016

Kathy Schrock

Having worked on the 2000 version of the plan, I was anxious to read the document entitled "Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education". The second was found in the chapter on assessment. Horizon Report Kathy Schrock National Education Technology Plan NETP