Be the Example

A Principal's Reflections

“ The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. ” – Paulo Coelho Change is hard. I drafted memos and emails that provided guidance and examples. Below are some key takeaways in relation to being the example: Eloquent speeches about common values are not nearly enough.

4 Examples Of Increasing Rigor In Summative Assessment

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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.

Meaningful Learning with Digital Portfolios: Tools & Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out my Weebly portfolio at ShellyTerrell.com as an example. Find examples of my students’ Pinterest portfolios and how I set up the project and assessed it in the presentation below. Their presentations include screenshots, links, and examples. Examples of my students’ pinterest eportfolios. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers. How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard.

Summative Assessment: A Comprehensive Guide

Prodigy

When gauging student learning, two approaches likely come to mind: a formative or summative assessment. These two types of learning assessment actually serve different and necessary purposes. The post Summative Assessment: A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on Prodigy Blog.

3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement

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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.

20 Formative Assessment Examples to Try [+ Downloadable List]

Prodigy

This is when formative assessments come into play. The post 20 Formative Assessment Examples to Try [+ Downloadable List] appeared first on Prodigy Blog. Every educator wants to improve their instruction and student learning, but it’s challenging while teaching a class or unit.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Next Generation Learning: Assessments

Neo LMS

This will be the first blog in a series about NGLC, and today we will explore a NGLC grant recipient, Del Lago Academy, that has designed an innovative assessment model. Today we’ll explore a new approach to assessments. Next Generation Learning Assessments, a case study.

Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider

EdTechTeacher

While next-generation assessments and instructional data can help educators gain a deeper understanding of students, the sheer amount of information available can prove challenging. Below are key resources, practical examples, and questions to consider when creating learner profiles.

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.

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. What’s the first example?

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. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. You want to only assess how well they communicate ideas.

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

The Christensen Institute

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. Sometimes conversations about “real-world” assessments devolve into obsessing over carefully constructed simulations or elaborate word problems.

Toward Renewable Assessments

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For some time now I’ve been critical of “disposable assessments.” ” An assessment can be characterized as “disposable” if everyone understands that its ultimate destiny is the garbage can. ” Research on Renewable Assessments.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). We hope that through the DPA process we can help you develop, refine, measure, and then share amazing examples that illustrate how efficacy has been attained.

Mindful Literacy Assessment

Reading By Example

” She was referring to our screener results, the computerized assessments we have our students take in fall, winter, and spring. Unfortunately, educators too often end up in service to the assessment. Rather, I would direct our attention to more mindful literacy assessment.

What is authentic assessment?

Learning with 'e's

Assessment. It's important because it shows that assessment drives they way we teach. Cathy proposes a causal link between the way we conduct assessment in formalised education and the deficit we see today in the workplace. Do you have good examples of authentic assessment?

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!

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Give us an example of one of the winning projects. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself.

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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Reading by Example Newsletter, 10-13-18: Data-Informed Instruction

Reading By Example

One literacy assessment mentioned in the post is Fountas & Pinnell. For a more authentic approach to evaluating student writing schoolwide, check out the Educational Leadership article Looking at Student Work for a practical assessment process.

How to Create Formative Classroom Assessments

MiddleWeb

Teacher-Made Assessments: How to Connect Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Learning (2nd Ed) by Gareis and Grant gets reviewer Anne Anderson's gold star for usefulness and practicality with its guidelines offering plentiful techniques and examples.

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). Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia.

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

The Electric Educator

Here are 25 different ways you can use Google Forms in your Classroom - with an example for each! This example is based on Fahrenheit 451 in a high school English classroom and is configured to release the quiz score immediately after submitting the quiz.

15 Culturally-Responsive Teaching Strategies and Examples + Downloadable List

Prodigy

Rooted in differentiated instruction principles, culturally-responsive pedagogy aims to link content — from delivery to assessment — with students’ ancestral and contemporary cultures.

How Playful Assessment Unseated Standardized Tests at One School

Edsurge

This is the second part of a two-part story looking at how one school is piloting MIT research on playful assessments to measure student growth. And perhaps most novel, instead of traditional tests, they’re using “Sparkle Sleuths,” one in an emerging set of assessment tools to measure their mastery. Teachers and administrators at the school have been intentional about developing an effective system to assess student capacity and capability with this new model.

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

EdNews Daily

Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed. Others express concerns that traditional forms of assessment are measuring forms of intelligence and/or competencies that are no longer relevant.

The key to rigorous online assessments

The Christensen Institute

Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. For example, he explained that his math teachers create rigorous, multi-step word problems that require students to “explain their thinking” using writing and drawings. Recognizing the cost of human-graded assessment.

Assessing exports through the lens of innovation

The Christensen Institute

Assessing Singapore’s economy from a macro level, it’s understandable to conclude that Singapore has grown solely because of its exports. Consider, for example, how this phenomenon played out in Lesotho, the small Southern African country, after the Multi-Fiber Agreement (MFA) changed. Conversely, when we assess wages in the East Asian Tigers, we see that they have raced upwards, not downwards.

Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution

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Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed–With A Caution. 4 General Examples Of Innovation In Higher Ed. MOOCs are great ideas, but assessment and feedback loops and certification are among the many issues holding them back.

The Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid

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The Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid. It’s that time of the school year when teachers are facing writing their first or second wave of unit tests and assessments. The following list of items are things best avoided in designing quality teacher-made assessments. .

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year.

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Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed. Others express concerns that traditional forms of assessment are measuring forms of intelligence and/or competencies that are no longer relevant.

Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

So, of course, it made sense for her to include such a detailed and teacher-friendly section to have for assessments. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section.