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.

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

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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. 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.

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. . Build Your Own Assessments.

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

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.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

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Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. contributed by Trenton Goble , VP, K-12 Learning, Instructure . Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning.

How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

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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. You don't know that if you're just giving a traditional assessment.

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.

Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

Catlin Tucker

This year I am focusing on both teaching and assessing these critical soft skills. LearningThe career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty.

From Formal to Formative Assessment

EdTechTeacher

With distance learning (or some form of blended/hybrid learning) a real possibility next school year, this shift in the student learning experience upends traditional assessment methods. But how does one implement formative assessment?

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?

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.

The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning

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The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning by Terry Heick What is the difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning? Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers Definitions

Assessing Writing Without Grading

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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!

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

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. How are states assessing rigor between schools?

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. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work.

Podcast: Redefining Assessment in an Age of Remote Learning

EdTechTeacher

In this episode, Tom Daccord and Caitlin McLemore discuss how assessment and grading are being redefined in an age of remote learning. The post Podcast: Redefining Assessment in an Age of Remote Learning appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

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.

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. Make assessment simple.

A Free, Downloadable ‘Assessment For Learning’ Prompt sheet.

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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 .

7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We We might even learn that we don’t have to grade so much and get better results.) We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments.

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.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

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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. Issuers: Use these principles to design and assess your micro-credential content. How can I learn more?

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

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Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. No Red Ink –track student learning, create quizzes, CC-based–free sign-up. Rubrics/Assessments—create–KSchrock. More assessment tools: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests.

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.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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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.

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. Learn how to get results. Accelerate learning. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment.

Tap Out! Help Students Self-Assess Fast

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For a fresh, fun way to quickly assess student progress, try having them “Tap Out!” Kids can think about their efforts toward meeting a learning target, and teachers get ongoing formative assessment data, writes NBCT Rita Platt.

7 ways to ditch those traditional assessments

Ditch That Textbook

For a couple of years now I have been wondering if there is a better way to do summative assessments. Typically, in my district, we offer standard multiple-choice tests and possibly some writing options for our summative assessments but I didn’t feel like it was giving me a clear picture of what my students really […]. Assessment Guest Blog assessment game design pbl project-based learning

Assessing Prior Knowledge: What Do Your Students Already Know?

Catlin Tucker

If teachers assess their students’ knowledge before diving into an explanation, lesson, or unit, they might be surprised by the wealth of experience and information that students bring into the classroom. Encourage them to explain where they learned that information. Learning