Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

The Web20Classroom

This week we look at Formative Assessment, how it works and why it can be a powerful tool no matter what your teaching and learning looks like. What Is Formative Assessment- There are many ways to describe formative assessment. Covid19 formative assessment Remote Learning

How to minimize cheating in online assessments


As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. Through this feature, you typically limit students’ access to assessments until the day of the exam. What teachers can do to minimize cheating in online assessments.


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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. Good assessments should verify: that students have unpacked a lesson and applied it rigorously. A well-formed assessment achieves these six characteristics constructively.

Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. For example, I worked with a school in Southern California that dedicated Mondays to whole group instruction then Tuesday through Friday were rotations. The teacher works with one side of the room, and the other side of the room is engaged in a collaborative small group activity or individual practice online.

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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. Use the collected data to assist in group placement where appropriate.

Provide Peer Support and Combat Social Isolation with After School Pairings and Groupings

Catlin Tucker

I invited Rabbi Elchanan Poupko , a middle school teacher, to write a guest blog and share a strategy for pairing and grouping students for after school work. Last week it dawned on me that I can assign homework to be completed in pairs and groups virtually.

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Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning


Brown help teachers think through the challenges of grouping and offer resources to develop effective groups and differentiate as needed for specific purposes. Book Reviews Grouping assessment behavior collaboration differentiation digital resources Dina Brulles PhD Free Spirit Publishing grouping Karen L. Dina Brulles and Karen L.

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


But after only a few minutes of conversation, it’s abundantly clear that Kyra Donovan and Dr. Julie Miles share a passion for learning and a strong conviction that assessment is essential to creating the best educational outcomes for students of all abilities. Classroom Solutions - Assessment.

Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

In my book, Blended Learning in Action , I included a chapter on the Whole Group Rotation, which is a modern spin on the Lab Rotation. There are several benefits to using the Whole Group Rotation. Create time and space to work with individual students or small groups of students who need additional support, instruction, or scaffolding. Provide opportunities to conference with students to review their work, discuss learning goals, and conduct side-by-side assessments.

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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. 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.

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. 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.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

After a year of collaborative development, we are excited to announce the release of the Design, Assessment, and Implementation Principles for Educator Micro-credentials. Based on our prior research and feedback from the other organizations, the collective chose to outline principles to support the design, assessment, and implementation of educator micro-credentials. These groups may use the principles differently. This post first appeared in Getting Smart.

Using EdTech Analytics to Improve Group Work

Omega Notes

Ask most students and they’ll probably tell how group work may be one of the least satisfying experiences they’ve ever had in school. Yet research suggests that group work, such as case-based teaching, can provide significant benefits. Despite this fact, there remains an area of need within group work: a reliable method of evaluating student performance objectively and efficiently. . The Problem with Measuring Student Involvement in Group Work.

169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

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Today’s tip: #160–14 Assessment Strategies. Category: ASSESSMENTS. These fourteen strategies are well-suited to formative assessment: Does student use prior tech skills to complete current lesson? Does student work well in groups? Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

Innovative Assessment Pilots Should Support Equity, and Strive for Broad Impact, Groups Say

Marketplace K-12

Advocacy groups and testing organizations urged the U.S. Department of Education to place an emphasis on equity in making awards through its innovative-assessment program. The post Innovative Assessment Pilots Should Support Equity, and Strive for Broad Impact, Groups Say appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessment / Testing Assessments / Testing Educational Technology/Ed-Tech English-Language Learners Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA

Why Assessments Are Still Useful — and Accurate — in a Pandemic Year


As most school systems have learned by now, assessing learning in a pandemic comes with all sorts of challenges, including but not limited to how (and where) to assess students and whether the data being gathered is even accurate. Is Remote Assessment Accurate?

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

Just having one student use it during large group while the others watch just doesn’t cut it in my opinion. Long gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. I still vividly remember venturing to the local office supply store to get my transparencies made for my lessons. After all, who would even think about direct instruction with the assistance of notes displayed on a screen instead of writing them all out in chalk?

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., before they assign group work.

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions. And the strong social and academic ties that arise from group work can improve overall student retention. . How Group Work Challenges Students. Group Work Challenges Faculty, Too.

An overview of the Flip Class-Based group quiz.

Linways Technologies

Discuss Education BarCamp was an Education meetup that was organized by Linways Technologies which brought together a group of educators, academicians, and education enthusiasts to share and propose their ideas on making advancements in the higher education system. A session that grabbed great attention among the audience in the BarCamp was Flip Class-Based Group Quiz presented by Dr. Sadiq A, Professor of TKM College of Engineering. What is Flip Class-Based Group Quiz?

Going Beyond Group Assessments for Learning


John McCarthy Assessment Student teamwork is integral to developing 21st-century skills, but group assessments can also serve as individual assessments by building checkpoints into collaborative activities Photo credit: U.S. Army RDECOM via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

The challenge for me was to design an “assessment” that was meaningful. I had tried everything from the traditional book report style assessment to more creative movie trailers, but I didn’t feel like they accomplished what I wanted from a silent sustained reading assessment. Why couldn’t our SSR assessment be more like that? So, I decided to design a book club style chat assessment for our silent sustained reading.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

Ask a Tech Teacher

June 8th-10th: Discounted Group Professional Development. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Assessment is project-based so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

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Toward Renewable Assessments

Iterating Toward Openness

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. This example assumes physical paper, but the principles are exactly the same in the context of assessments submitted, graded, and returned electronically.). ” Research on Renewable Assessments. Renewable Assessments and Open.

Google Forms & Group Discussion


Once upon a time, our fifth grade team decided to create a rubric to assess California State Standard SL 5.1: “Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly” which is followed by four substandards/descriptors (SL 5.1.A, I never feel like I have to assess every student during every discussion/lesson.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

” Student access to content to demonstrate knowledge should be the baseline when considering educational technology that supports and enhances small group reading instruction. It is essential for teachers to assess the needs of the students in the small group reading environment and analyze educational technology products that best suit those needs. The post Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction appeared first on edWeb.

In an uncertain fall, remote assessments and focus skills offer clarity

eSchool News

How will the lack of summative assessment data from last spring impact the school year? Are remote assessments accurate? How can I parse the interim and formative assessment data of incoming students and focus on the areas that will provide the greatest return?

9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

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It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have. If you use Quillionz, you have a lot of choices: Create short, focused formative assessments to determine the student level of understanding during a unit of inquiry. Students create their own self-assessment review questions (using the free version) to see if they understand the content and identify areas of improvement for their study.

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. Mark: The project is a week long experience with eighth graders who try and solve a real world global problem basically in four days, present their solution to an outside group of adults who then judge their performance. Once kids select that, we then randomly group the kids into teams of five.

Class Dojo GROUPS!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I'm very excited for Class Dojo's announcement introducing the group feature to the platform! As a teacher who has struggled with how to assess class participation and continually tweak how to manage group's workflow, now I have my answer! I envision using Class Dojo specifically for days that my students are working in groups, and I want to make sure my freshmen are staying on track and to reward the ones who don't need nudges in the right direction.

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill. Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. I feel that learning in the group is so much more powerful and productive then learning in isolation. Provides an avenue for teacher to listen and assess learning.

Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

Reading By Example

She refers to these opportunities as “study groups” They are typically designed around a specific educational resource. Instead, I found that most of our in-service days were planned months in advance to address state assessment requirements. (pg. In the past, I had tried to facilitate study groups but encountered several problems. As Jennifer notes in Becoming a Literacy Leader , “I participate as an equal member of each group.

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. It’s not […] The post 15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Assessment Featured edchat formative assessment

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. Teacher Generated Multiple Choice Assessments Some givens for my MC assessments in 9th grade English: All test/quizzes are open resources (notebook & text). In groups-- the Socrative space race is great for this! What is being assessed?

Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is filled with thoughts on Student Communication Skills including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Supports the power of individual and group voice. Make assessment of Communication an ongoing effort. While the teacher can assess, have students assess themselves. Self assessment can be powerful).