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.

An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

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FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1 st -8 th ). The teacher will begin the assessment by starting the app timer and then tap (+) or (-) as a student makes or corrects a mistake. FluencyFinder V.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. “We Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. “He Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. “I’m

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

Four tips from a successful elementary school

The Hechinger Report

In this file photo, a student at a Mississippi elementary school reads during class. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. The post Four tips from a successful elementary school appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

This story about science instruction was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report).

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Student achievement was measured using scores on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) mathematics assessments, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) mathematics assessments, and state assessments for Maryland and California.

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. K-12 student population and highlights the underlying need to rethink the way classroom learning is approached, the report says. The post Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says appeared first on Market Brief.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

The homework could be research reports. I mean, when I started using formative assessment like this to teach binary numbers, I used to teach – binary numbers used to take seven days.

How the Gender Gap in STEM Might Get its Start in Elementary School

MindShift

On average, girls do as well as boys on elementary- and middle-school math tests. A new study offers evidence that the disparity might be getting its start in elementary school classrooms. Originally posted on Chalkbeat on October 28, 2019.

Report: Kindergarten Increasingly Pushing Academic Skills

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report suggests that accountability pressures have reached down through the elementary grades, causing kindergarten to become more focused on academic skills and less centered around opportunities for play.

Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments

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The term “grades” has become almost taboo among some educators in New Hampshire, where seven elementary schools are slowly ditching the word altogether through a program known as. The program—short for “no grades, no grades”—is hallmarked by the schools shifting to a more competency-based assessment structure and removal of grade levels. that of 'Grades,'” Earick writes in an upcoming report on the project.

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

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When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. According to a 2016 report by iNACOL, 36 states are currently investigating policy surrounding competency-based education. And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment is key. Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools is a helpful article that I wrote for Edutopia. Also see Better Teaching and Learning with Formative Assessment from Advancement Courses. Classroom management can be a challenge.

SmartAsset Report Analyzes Best Places to Be a Teacher

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the median annual pay for elementary and kindergarten teachers was roughly 40.4% Author information Grace Smith | The post SmartAsset Report Analyzes Best Places to Be a Teacher appeared first on Education News.

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

The Hechinger Report

This week, Education Commission of the States released a 50-State Comparison and Companion Report summarizing state statutes, rules and regulations related to K-3 quality. Alyssa Auck.

New EL STEM Report Highlights the Need for Better Curriculum and Learning Experiences

MIND Research Institute

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report in October 2018 entitled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives. You can read the full report. English Learners in STEM Subjects report.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present. The website allows you to assess students’ learning in a fun and engaging way, and it is very simple to use. Embed quiz questions along the way, to check for student understanding, track who watched the video, prevent skipping, and see quiz results through the simple to read student reports. Check out this list of more of my favorite digital assessment tools.

Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From student-led social media to students calling parents with score reports and student-led conferencing, these three ideas can help empower students in your classroom. You’re an elementary teacher right?

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Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!

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It automatically make standards based report cards In the teacher dashboard, there’s a tab that auto-creates standards based report cards for each and every student. I have started using a FREE new math program this spring called Front Row.

5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

And Geometry by the way, because I taught everything from elementary through Ph.D. 5 Idea Friday Administrators College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

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Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam lets you create assessments with formats including multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and even handwritten numeric answers that can be read and scored by Aita – Gradecam’s Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistant.

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S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Torsh TALENT, Teacher Impact Reports, Listenwise

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Teacher Impact Reports Patrick is a Math, Science, STEM & Assessment Coordinator at an Illinois district. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Teacher Impact Reports? Patrick: As a school district, we were trying to find a data warehousing and analytics provider that was dynamic enough to support our ever changing and growing assessment needs.

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Tip #2: Remember that we’re mandatory reporters.

5 Ways to Stop Bullying in Every School

The CoolCatTeacher

In a business when they implement something, it’s create and then train their staff and implement a new idea, and then they have to assess if it’s working or not to retool and retrain.

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K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Joanna is an elementary teacher and Matt is a songwriter from Las Vegas. I guess that just has to be part of it in the elementary grades? She studied Elementary and Early Childhood Education at BYU, and this will be her fifth year teaching.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

I actually read a Harvard researcher who said this in a report, that you can act your way into feeling, but you cannot feel your way into acting. That is something that is standards and assessments will never create.

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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”. Use adaptive assessment.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

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How to streamline assessment and spend less time grading

The Cornerstone Blog

The topic for our first productivity roundtable is streamlining the grading and assessment process. They’ve found more effective ways to monitor and assess student learning, and they’re going to share those strategies here with you today.

Why Teacher Evaluations Often Go Awry

My Island View

How can we possibly assess and evaluate a teacher’s performance without assessing and evaluating each of his or her students? It can’t be done in a way that simply ignores what it is that teachers are being required to do every day they report to work. We often hear that the most influential element in a student’s life is the teacher. As an educator this can be both an honor and a daunting responsibility.

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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CSUSA assessed students’ reading abilities in the fall, winter and spring using the computer-administered, adaptive screening tool, NWEA™ MAP®. The engagement features in the program keep students motivated to learn, and the robust reporting features allow teachers and administrators to monitor student progress closely.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

I remember being that shy little girl in my elementary class who would sometimes know the answer, or had a question, but didn’t feel comfortable speaking out. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students.