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.

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.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

Why Formative Assessments Matter

The Web20Classroom

At the end of the week was the big assessment. That weekend I got the biggest wakeup call of my, then brief, educational career. Some got an answer here or there but for the most part, there were no bright spots from this assessment. Formative assessments changed my classroom.

10 useful tools for assessment with tech

Ditch That Textbook

We’re down to the final days of the school year at my school, and many students and teachers have turned their thoughts to assessment. End-of-course assessments. The assessment process can be engaging for students and more [.].

A new twist on traditional assessments: Ideas you can use

Ditch That Textbook

The metaphors you can use for assessments go on and on. Assessments don’t, however, have to be a formal quiz or test. Assessments can be creative and innovative. […]. It can be a measuring stick. A magnifying glass. It’s a glimpse into student understanding.

What is authentic assessment?

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Frederick Rubensson on Flickr 'In every talk, I'm asked where I would start first in revolutionizing education (K-professional school): Answer, always. Assessment. Until we change how and what we measure from 19th c productivity norms, education will deliver a 19th c product.'

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer by Terry Heick The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.

Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments

Ditch That Textbook

Formative assessment can be drudgery. Or formative assessment can be fantastic. Teachers use formative assessments to get the pulse of the class, to see how students are progressing. When used correctly, formative assessments let [.].

A Free, Downloadable ‘Assessment For Learning’ Prompt sheet.

EdTech4Beginners

Assessment for Learning (AfL) is the process of finding out how much progress students have made in their learning and then planning next steps for them. You can freely download, share or print the PDF: Assessment For Learning .

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.

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.

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.

An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration

FluencyFinder the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update. FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1 st -8 th ). FluencyFinder V.

A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning

EmergingEdTech

Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative.

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. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments.

27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment

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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Ed note: This post by the late Grant Wiggins has been republished from a previous post. Please visit Authentic Education to support the work his wife and peers are continuing. What is “authentic assessment”? The post 27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment appeared first on TeachThought.

15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Formative assessment is a process that takes place during the learning experience. I see formative assessment as the ultimate best practice, but I may be part of a small group of educators who feel this way. Assessment Featured edchat formative assessment

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.

The Importance of Assessment AS Learning

The Principal of Change

Lately, I have been focusing on “common assessments” versus “common understandings.” ” I have written about this in the past and shared the following ideas on why “common assessments” do not necessarily do what they hope they do.”

Online Assessment Power Tool – Edulastic

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Online Assessment Power Tool Edulastic While I’m a big supporter of authentic assessment, and not a fan of DOK 1 types of assessment, a good online assessment tool can still be a great time-saving resource for teachers. Assessment

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.

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

User Generated Education

This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment. This assessment contains questions to assist the educator in evaluating if and how s/he is facilitating these skills and attributes in the learning environment.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment is the answer. Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. Formative assessment gives us the ability to quiz every single student in the class.

Illuminate Education Partners with Amplify to Integrate New Science Assessments

techlearning

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

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. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

Make Assessment a Learning Experience

Voyager Sopris Learning

An Innovative Approach to Meaningful Embedded Assessment. In recent years, assessment has gotten a bad rap because of overuse and misapplication of mandated accountability tests. The assessment task is embedded in the learning experience. General Education Educational Technolog

4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

First of all, we talk about the characteristics that make effective formative assessment. This includes some important tips for adjusting your instruction based upon formative assessment. Formative assessment and a better understanding of the role of standards will help us all improve.

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

The Web20Classroom

When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment. Deliver content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Here are a few sites and apps to help with formative assessments. formative assessment

My article for the TES: How to… Use technology to support assessment.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). It was about ways tech tools can support assessment in the classroom. Have you got any other tech tools which help when assessing pupils? Tagged: apps , assessment , edtech , education , tech , technology.

Why Student Creation is the Hardest/Best Form of Assessment

techlearning

The goal of assessment has traditionally been to measure student mastery. While traditional tests and quizzes are intended by educators as an opportunity for students to improve, that is usually not how it feels from their perspective. This is actually not a creative assessment at all.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Information and links on this assessment idea.

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). What advice do you have for other educators pursuing micro-credentials?

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

Wisewire

Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. And with the new year in full swing, the time to start preparing students for their assessments is now. . Build Your Own Assessments.

20 ways to use Formative for awesome assessment

Ditch That Textbook

Uncategorized assessment edtech educational technology feedback formative goformativeWhen I return graded homework to students, I sort of cringe on the inside. I’m never sure where all that hard work and meaningful feedback is going to end up.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment.

“Q&A Collections: Student Assessment”

Larry Ferlazzo

Q&A Collections: Student Assessment is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. It includes links to all posts from the past seven years on Student Assessment – in one place.

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

EdNews Daily

Written by Jack Moran, Reimagine Education. Reimagine Education is an initiative that constantly reiterates the need to reimagine teaching, learning, and the way in which educational institutions prepare students for the employment market. DigiExam: the future of assessment?

How to Revive & Transform Observational Assessment with Google Forms

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

How to Revive & Transform Observational Assessment with Google Forms Observational Assessment Thoughtful observational assessment is among the most powerful tools a teacher can use to better understand what their students have learned, and what they need.

Moving past summative vs. formative assessments

The Christensen Institute

Weise, formerly a senior research fellow in higher education at the Clayton 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.

Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year

The Web20Classroom

One area of improvement still to this day I wish I could go back and improve even more was assessment. Mainly, embracing formative assessment. Delivering content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Do you have a suggestion about formative assessments?

Everything You Wanted To Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid To Ask

The Web20Classroom

Recently Shaelynn Farnsworth and I had a great and engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Some of the highlights: What Is Formative Assessment —As you can tell from our video, there are many ways to describe formative assessment.

There’s no diagnostic value in locked-down summative assessments

Dangerously Irrelevant

The REAL international story of American education. Assessment Law, Policy, and Ethics Mind Dump assessment Diane Ravitch edreform policy testingDiane Ravitch said: It’s totally inappropriate to compare opting out of testing to opting out of immunization. One has a scientific basis, the other has none. The tests that kids take today have nothing to do with the tests that we took when we were kids.