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This post is written by Batsheva Frankel an educational consultant at New Lens Ed. Batsheva has been in education for over 25 years and is the producer and host of the popular podcast, Overthrowing Education.

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

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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. ” The post Formative Assessment in Kindergarten appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Today, I want to focus on the need to assess digital literacy and what tools are available to do this. Why assess it? Here are the five most common reasons schools feel the need to assess student and faculty digital literacy: To complete online testing.

Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

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In an ongoing effort to support Educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic Shaelynn Farnsworth and I continue to look for ways to use research-based instruction during remote, hybrid or face-to-face instruction. What Is Formative Assessment- There are many ways to describe formative assessment.

Assessing Maker Education Projects

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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.

Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

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Thomas Guskey shares insight on assessments From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey reflects on the positives and negatives of assessments during distance learning. He also gives advice about how he thinks schools can improve their assessments this fall to focus on learning. Finalist for Book of the Year Award in Education, Foreword Reviews, 2015.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

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Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment. Today we will dive in deeper into the discussion of educational assessment. How to explain summative assessment. An example of summative assessment.

How Today's Education Crisis May Improve Tomorrow's Assessments

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They come from different education and career backgrounds, and they work in distant divisions at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Assessments have long played a central role in traditional education, but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for smarter, faster and more seamless options.

How to minimize cheating in online assessments

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In the end, it’s a balance between empathetic decisions made by educators and less biased decisions made by the software. As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. What teachers can do to minimize cheating in online assessments.

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. Education reform pedagogy standards-based

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

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Assessments have become a critical piece to education reform. To prepare students well for college and career means they must deeply learn the material and its application to their lives and future learning.That means assessing student knowledge authentically and accountably. Good assessments should verify: that students have unpacked a lesson and applied it rigorously. A well-formed assessment achieves these six characteristics constructively.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

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As states, districts, professional organizations, and other entities develop systems and policies that include recognizing micro-credentials for educators, overarching guidance should enhance quality and consistency. After a year of collaborative development, we are excited to announce the release of the Design, Assessment, and Implementation Principles for Educator Micro-credentials. Issuers: Use these principles to design and assess your micro-credential content.

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

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In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

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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. . But increasing student engagement can be harder than it seems—the all too familiar scene of a room full of students with eyes glazed over, completely disengaged is in the back of every educator’s mind. Build Your Own Assessments.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

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Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning. Assessment Trends In 2020: A Vision For Assessing Today’s Students. A continued shift towards formative assessment. Though a list of trends this may be, the growing practice of deliberate formative assessment is here to stay.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

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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.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

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Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. There are many different types of digital assessment tools and apps that allow teachers to quickly see what their students understand in a variety of ways through exit and entrance tickets, quizzes, student response systems, peer feedback, self-evaluation, graphic organizers, polls, and games. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

What Makes a Good Assessment?

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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. He also shares the four kinds of data that are most valuable to teachers in year-end assessment. This is a must listen for any educator working with assessment.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

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Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. Most probably, schools will use a blended approach to education by mixing offline and online instruction.

Assessing Writing Without Grading

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The post Assessing Writing Without Grading appeared first on OnCUE. Learn assessments edtech education conference ELA ELA teachers Fall CUE writingOver the next several weeks, OnCUE will be introducing readers to some of the presenters who will be showcased up in Sacramento at this year’s Fall CUE Conference. These presenters want to give you a teaser of what to expect at their session – and hopefully inspire you to join them! Read on to hear from them […].

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. 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.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

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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. Equally important, the point of formative assessment is NOT to take another grade. GradeCam: Today’s Sponsor is a Formative Assessment Wonder.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

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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. Every teacher should have one or two formative assessment tools that are part of their lesson flow. I would go so far to say that formative assessment is one of the greatest gifts of education technology to the classroom.

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. So give us the first one and help us understand how great formative assessment can help us better manage our classroom. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands. And this is a good one for self-assessment.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

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Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Educators have come to realize that there are lots of reasons why a test score doesn’t reflect student knowledge. Maybe the student had a bad day; maybe s/he isn’t good at memorizing (and the test was mostly memorized facts); maybe education researchers are right that doing well on tests isn’t a predictor of student success.

Assessments in higher education

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What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. The term “assessment” is so broadly defined because it needs to include any outcome or goal in any activity or discipline that can be a part of this process. Assessments are always cyclical and are revised to meet requirements. Formative assessments.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

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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. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Formative assessment on the iPad that Works. educator.

How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

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Even during the pandemic’s early days, some professors decided to toss out their grade books , figuring that high-stress assessments weren’t appropriate given the uncertain circumstances, which saw students sent away from campuses, sometimes without tech tools or internet access.

4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

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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. Gradecam: A Fantastic Tool for Assessment is Today’s Sponsor. Formative assessment options can save you time. But we’re under assessed.

A Crash Course in Summative Assessment

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Teacher educator Curtis Chandler offers a crash course for doing just that – including tips on new apps and tools for summative assessment. The post A Crash Course in Summative Assessment first appeared on MiddleWeb.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

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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. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. What is the biggest mistake teachers make when using formative assessment.

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

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Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. Rubrics/Assessments—create–KSchrock. More assessment tools: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests. 7 Authentic Assessment Tools. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education.

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 [.]. Ed Tech assessment creative teaching edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education tech tools

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

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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. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Listen to Monica Burns talk about formative assessment tools and tips.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Vision For Assessing Today’s Students

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The post Assessment Trends In Education: A Vision For Assessing Today’s Students appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For TeachersTeachers have moved from the question of “Should I tech?” to “How can I integrate tech best, enhancing the learning experience without hijacking it?”.