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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, every teacher assesses writing. That’s not just for essays or reports but slideshows, blog posts, comments in forums, and more. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Assessments can support, not just measure, student learning

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Assessments have a bad rap in schools.

K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. Never stop learning.

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

The Christensen Institute

Fast forward to today, and a recently released report details the over 400 responses the foundations received from field experts and practitioners. 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.

Flocabulary debuts student assessments, reporting tools

eSchool News

New tools aim to help teachers use student assessments to target individual learning needs. In addition to the educational hip-hop videos and interactive activities, each instructional unit now features an auto-graded formative assessment for students.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. What Should Assessments “Do”? Teachers As Learning Designers.

Google Slides Lab Report: A Simple, Tangible, Reasonable Solution

Cycles of Learning

I have written in the past (click here and here ) about my transition from formal lab reporting to the use of Google Slides as a student form of reporting lab work. Below is an embed of one group's "report". Assessment Chemistry Design Rubrics Technology

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. But what else was she learning in this maker space? The goal is to blend mini-evaluations into learning activities, collecting evidence about student choices and behaviors throughout the process, rather than focusing on just the final result. “We

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

Now an Apple Professional Learning Provider as well, EdTechTeam offers experiences focused on supporting the new Apple Teacher program, which is designed to celebrate educators and help them make the most of Mac, iPad and built-in apps to enhance student learning.

How teaching informed by Assessment fosters student Self-Management Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 6)

100mentors

This post is part of a 6-part series highlighting how we, as IB teachers, can bring Approaches to Teaching to our classroom and challenge students to engage in Approaches to Learning. A kind of summative assessment is required in all IB educational programs.

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

EdNews Daily

Reimagine Education is an initiative that constantly reiterates the need to reimagine teaching, learning, and the way in which educational institutions prepare students for the employment market. DigiExam: the future of assessment? The Future of Assessment: 2025 and Beyond.

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?

How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. How Do I Create My First Assessment? education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

How to use the App ‘Socrative’ As A Fantastic Assessment Tool

EdTech4Beginners

Socrative is an App (or you can use a Web browser) in which quizzes, tests and assessments can be easily created by educators and subsequently completed by students. How Do I Create My First Assessment? education App assessment ipad learning lessons plenary Socrative

The Road to Invisible Assessment

Edsurge

Are great teaching and assessment fundamentally at odds? One might think so because, unfortunately, the words “test” and “assessment” are often used interchangeably. Worse yet are expectations that teachers teach to the test—cogs in a feedback loop that is anemic and detached from the purpose of teaching and learning. Yet somehow assessment evokes a more positive reaction. Done well, assessment is ongoing, constant and invisible.

Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

Edsurge

But when it comes to achieving that goal, iPASS efforts have yet to pass muster, according to a new report examining these efforts at three institutions. A follow-up report is expected next year, which will go into greater detail about the longer-term student outcomes.

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Kiddom now offers personalized curricula, visual reports and more

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a fan of Kiddom , the easy way to plan, assess, and analyze learning, you’ll be excited to hear that they added more than 50 features to the new Kiddom 2.0 (see Reports — visualize progress with beautiful analytics that track student performance.

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Mindful Literacy Assessment

Reading By Example

A teacher came up to me in the hallway, holding printed reports. ” 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.

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. Digital Promise , a California-based nonprofit organization, calls for increased emphasis on supports and resources designed for personalized learning with this more diverse student population. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

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Attendees attended Learning Labs and Poster sessions facilitated by educators. The Expo Hall showcased even more edtech tools that are changing and enhancing today’s learning. Nearpod is a unique mobile learning platform designed for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education.

Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

Reimagine Education is an initiative that constantly reiterates the need to reimagine teaching, learning, and the way in which educational institutions prepare students for the employment market. DigiExam: the future of assessment? The Future of Assessment: 2025 and Beyond.

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

Edsurge

Huckans says that Bishop Hall’s use of the Brightspace learning management system provides students with highly personalized learning pathways, which “allow them to innovate and experiment.” He adds, “Kids are allowed to learn at their own pace, and can learn experientially.” When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. Portfolios also highlight learning’s natural progression.

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Personalized learning can be implemented sustainably.

A Futuristic Look at Assessing Learning

MindShift

At a recent Learning and the Brain conference talk , Gazzaley — a neurology professor and co-author of The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World — argued that we are experiencing a “global cognition crisis.” First, both use poor initial assessments, he said.

How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning. Learn more.