Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

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?” Why assess it? To engage in remote learning. What to look for in assessment tools.

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Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

The Web20Classroom

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.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

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. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

3 key considerations for the future of assessments

eSchool News

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020, coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season, has significantly impacted the K–12 assessment landscape. When it comes to formative assessment or assessment for learning, however, things look different.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

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. Each has its part to play in holistically analyzing students’ learning outcomes.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. contributed by Trenton Goble , VP, K-12 Learning, Instructure . Assessment Trends In 2020: A Vision For Assessing Today’s Students. A continued shift towards formative assessment.

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect. Listen to Starr Sackstein share how to assess with respect. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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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. . 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.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Ongoing professional learning opportunities are critical as teachers strive to continuously advance their ability to meet the needs of their students in an ever-changing world. ensuring the experience of earning micro-credentials is relevant and impactful for educators.

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

Teacher Reboot Camp

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!

Want to remake assessment? Think disruptively.

The Christensen Institute

In protest of the move, over 500 education researchers wrote to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona arguing that while accounting for school quality is critical, administering tests this year will produce flawed data and exacerbate inequalities. The post Want to remake assessment?

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. CBAs are useful not only to measure student learning within a unit but over time toward larger goals.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

3 ways assessment data advances student equity

eSchool News

As educators, we all know the importance of data in decision-making. Students also need robust data to make informed decisions that can have a positive impact on their educational journey and their long-term success.

Tennessee Approves Illuminate Education’s FastBridge Reading Assessments as K–3 Universal Screeners

eSchool News

— AUGUST 25, 2021– Illuminate Education , a leading K–12 student performance solution, announces that earlyReading, CBMreading and aReading—key components of the FastBridge reading assessment suite—have been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education as K–3 universal screeners.

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Those approaches may be prescriptive, but they don’t measure results in a way that leverages learning. that students take responsibility for their learning by embracing deep learning.

Breaking from Tradition: Assessment During Remote Learning

EdTechTeacher

As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, administrators and educators have begun to reflect on the rapid transition to distance learning. To what extent are we empowering students to take control over content creation and learning within our classrooms?

5 Ways to Help Students Stressed by Assessment

EmergingEdTech

Adopt formative assessment practices – emphasis on assessment should focus on using data to help students learn The combination of the Delta variant and back-to-school means many educators and. Assessment

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. Self-assessment.

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

Edsurge

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

Neo LMS

With online classes and remote learning taking over classrooms, at least temporarily, teachers worry about rampant cheating. In the end, it’s a balance between empathetic decisions made by educators and less biased decisions made by the software. E-learning

Assessing Writing Without Grading

CUE

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 […].

Less testing, more learning: Reimagining assessments

eSchool News

We’ve begun a new school year with continued challenges for students, teachers, parents, and other learning guardians. Having spent the spring semester navigating the new world of widespread distance learning, we all hoped the 2020-21 school year could have started in person.

Next Generation Learning: Assessments

Neo LMS

“Next generation” learning is receiving some buzz in edtech circles, and so I thought we could delve into it a little more, not least because what I have discovered is a lot of NGO-style verbage, of the kind that is heavy on policy and light on real-world detail. I have tried to scratch below the NGO-ese in which most of the literature about this educational reform model is written, to really find out what it is, how it is working and for whom. What is Next Generation Learning?

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 . Tagged: afl , assessment , assessment for learning , assessment strategies , education , learning , strategies , teaching , teaching tools.

Rhode Island Approves IXL for K-12 Blended Learning and Assessment

eSchool News

IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, has been approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) for use under two statewide initiatives. Individualizing learning for every student. About IXL Learning .

We need to rethink assessments for remote learning

eSchool News

Assessment is the linchpin to driving essential skill and competency development. Traditionally, assessments have often been used as an indicator of what students know, understand, and can do, after the learning has been completed.

Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

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. How does it fit inside the higher education system.

3 key considerations for the future of assessments

eSchool News

Though formative assessments have proven instrumental in addressing learning gaps related to school closures, the need for accountability testing has not gone away. At its core, accountability testing exists to ensure every student receives a high-quality education.

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. Their last major assignment was to create methods for assessing STE(AM) learning.

4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Higher Education (HE) has significantly lagged behind other industries on the road to digitization. Despite the growing demand for edtech and online learning, face-to-face lectures and on-campus activities remained the core part of how students accessed their education.

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How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

Edsurge

As colleges ask faculty to prepare for a possible online, hybrid or altered in-person fall semester—or all three simultaneously—many instructors are wondering how to best measure student learning. And that if they don't do that, then it's an educational problem that we have to solve.

3 reasons we’re still using outdated assessments

eSchool News

For many years, educators have strived to balance the grip of testing for accountability with the need for actionable data. For too long , educators have had to rely on end-of-year testing data to gauge their students’ knowledge.