Problems, solutions, and outcomes; a big misunderstanding in development

The Christensen Institute

It turns out that I, as well as many of these organizations, made one of the biggest mistakes in development: we jumped straight to what we thought was the solution to a problem before really understanding whether it would generate the outcome we wanted.

CAE Presents Case For Authentic Assessment To Improve Student Outcomes At Beyond Multiple Choice Seminar

eSchool News

Experts in performance-based assessment share research on student engagement and effort. The challenges of COVID-19 highlighted already existing perceptions of assessment deficiencies. June 3, 2021, NEW YORK – The Council for Aid to Education, Inc.

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The ultimate guide to Outcome Based Education

Linways Technologies

This is an ultimate guide to Outcome Based Education where we explore different perspectives and implications of OBE, and it’s implementation. the desirable standards in those assessments, their results, which are. pass through the assessments again. Defining outcomes.

3 key considerations for the future of assessments

eSchool News

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020, coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season, has significantly impacted the K–12 assessment landscape. When it comes to formative assessment or assessment for learning, however, things look different.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

How to align your institution’s learning outcomes with the teaching strategy

Linways Technologies

This article, as the name suggests, discusses some of the key elements to align your institution’s learning outcomes with the teaching strategy. What are the learning outcomes. Every piece of assessment throughout the course is created to evaluate these outcomes and their attainment.

Want to remake assessment? Think disruptively.

The Christensen Institute

In a similar vein, a group of school and intermediary partners called the Assessment for Learning Project is calling for educators to reimagine assessment from the classroom all the way up to state and federal levels. It’s time for assessment innovators to think disruptively.

Inputs do not guarantee outcomes: Getting online credit recovery right

The Christensen Institute

Shifting the emphasis to outcomes, on the other hand, encourages experimentation so that there can be continuous improvement to achieve stated goals. Moving to a competency-based learning system—in which time becomes the variable and student learning the constant—is a positive step in the right direction if the outcomes are valid and rigorous. The answer is to improve the assessments and the conditions under which they are administered.

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. Today we will dive in deeper into the discussion of educational assessment. According to Edutopia.org educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process.

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. This is primarily due to the testing movement, the push towards using student assessment in the form of tests as a measure of student, teacher, principal, and school accountability. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

Standard-aligned Rubrics: Assessing Progress Toward Firm Goals While Allowing for Flexible Means

Catlin Tucker

How can we design meaningful choices that allow students to select a pathway that moves them toward the desired outcome? When we build student agency into a task or an assessment, students may produce various artifacts to demonstrate their learning.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning. A continued shift towards formative assessment.

Stop asking whether laptops improve learning outcomes

eSchool News

Introducing laptops while not changing the teaching and learning paradigm is of little use, and may even produce negative academic outcomes. It provides an easy way to assess existing units of study. Next page: Why laptops are less than 1/6 of improving learning outcomes. 21st Century Skills Keys to Successful Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Professional Development School Administration 21cld assessment chromebooks laptops learning outcomes macbooks

Community colleges don’t get great outcomes today; Here are 3 clarifying steps they can take to change that.

The Christensen Institute

For example, when a student who is seeking to step it up in their life enters a program, a guided pathway—in which a student moves through a clear, fixed set of learning experiences up-front that result in their desired outcome—will be impactful.

3 reasons we’re still using outdated assessments

eSchool News

Though the sustained school closures throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly presented new challenges to the assessment landscape, these changes also amplified pre-existing concerns within the traditional, summative assessment approach.

3 key considerations for the future of assessments

eSchool News

Though formative assessments have proven instrumental in addressing learning gaps related to school closures, the need for accountability testing has not gone away. As schools and districts prepare for the future of assessment, there are a few considerations to keep in mind.

How to implement Outcome Based Education (OBE) using Linways AMS

Linways Technologies

We have previously writer a couple of blogs about Outcome Based Education. We have been perfecting our OBE module in Linways AMS for quite some time now, and now we have a fully fledged platform that helps institutions and teachers to define outcomes, map assessments, implement course correction practices, and track achievement of the outcomes. The next step is to define and set the Program Outcomes (PO).

Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation

The Christensen Institute

The current Higher Education Act (HEA), for example, spells out 10 standards for college accreditors to monitor, only one of which pertains to outcomes. Based on the last several decades of federal higher education and K–12 policy, we know that input-based regulation is both stifling to innovation and ineffective at bolstering student outcomes. The post Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation appeared first on Christensen Institute.

Base college accreditation on outcomes, not inputs

The Christensen Institute

But, were they to evaluate their children’s education the way colleges and universities are evaluated, parents would instead be metaphorically digging through their children’s backpacks and assessing the quality of their pens and paper. Only one of those criteria pertains to student success and outcomes. With regard to accreditation, Congress should press accreditors to focus on a range of critical outcome measures appropriate to each school’s mission.

4 challenges–and solutions–around assessments and accountability

eSchool News

A new report examines some of the biggest challenges related to assessments and accountability, and offers recommendations for educators and policymakers as they move past spring 2021 and aim to improve student success rates.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

In other words, the metric that matters the most is student academic outcomes. While these are critical measures in the educational context, they do not directly correlate to better student outcomes. If you wish to ensure that your institution is able to deliver strong academic outcomes, then you should leverage the power of Big Data. Competitive learning centers are more likely to deliver better academic outcomes than those operating on the fringes.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

But one thing is certain: teachers need to consider the way they assess students in these specific conditions. Assessment is often associated with quizzes, exams, and summative assessments. However, summative assessments offer a limited perspective.

More Equitable Outcomes Through Student-Centered School Leadership

edWeb.net

But district officials from Alabama and Minnesota, who are determined to provide an equitable education for all their students, recently explained how listening to students and taking action based on student input is a key factor in achieving successful outcomes. By Robert Low.

Higher ed outcomes: Lots of questions, few good answers

The Christensen Institute

Transitioning to an individual student record would enable institutions and regulators to track whether innovations are effectively moving the needle on student outcomes. The lack of data also prevents higher education from moving forward: without good data on outcomes, stakeholders are locked into an input-based regulatory structure that constrains innovation. This makes it nearly impossible to assess performance of schools.

Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Neo LMS

My second post examined a number of useful resources for how to create shortcuts in your lesson planning, without sacrificing quality or outcomes. Today we’ll look at grading and assessment, and how technology can assist teachers to streamline the process, as well as extract more valuable information on how students are tracking on their learning pathways. Teacher tricks: grading & assessment. Assessments.

Transforming Schools and Outcomes by Using a Culturally Responsive Curriculum

edWeb.net

Responsiveness and Outcomes. He also believes the arts are especially important in a district like Mount Vernon because many of the students turned out to be “twice gifted,” despite having received standardized assessment scores that did not reflect their proficiencies. By Robert Low.

How a Feedback Tool Improves Both Instruction and Student Outcomes for This Math Teacher

Edsurge

I don’t have to wait until an assessment to see how to support them. It leads to more formative assessments. It’s much faster for grading, feedback and assessing learning for teachers, regardless of environments.

Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. Outcome Based Education is the foundation of assessments.

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

Edsurge

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.

How Digital Assessment Tools Make it Easier to Prove Learning Outcomes | TAO

TAO

Digital assessment tools can be revolutionary in education; the right tools foster personalized testing and provide holistic insights to student learning

Learning to Measure Media Literacy Outcomes

Educator Innovator

To measure the impact of its media literacy programs and tools, our partner The LAMP developed an assessment rubric to analyze the work created by students and how that form of activism enables the role a student plays in a participatory digital culture. Beginning in October, our team collaborated with outcomes and measurement specialists to help us evaluate our education programs. The LAMP activism evaluation media literacy outcomes Participatory Learning The Lamp

CSDE Announces New Partnership to Launch Statewide K-12 Social-Emotional Learning Assessment System

eSchool News

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) announced it is entering into a partnership with Aperture Education to provide a statewide SEL assessment for K-12 schools. Newsline assessment Assessments cost data Department of Education districts Education instruction IT K-12

Too much technology could hurt learning outcomes

eSchool News

Students who use computers and learning technology at moderate levels tend to have better learning outcomes than students who use computers and learning technology rarely, according to new research from the OECD. In addition, the test assessed students’ internet browsing and navigation skills. More information on the assessment and findings of this report is also available at [link].

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.

Assessing Teaching: A Curriculum Theory Approach

ProfHacker

I’ve been thinking a lot this past semester about how we assess teaching, for various reasons. Someone with a curriculum as content perspective would probably opt to assess teaching by: Looking at someone’s syllabus. We don’t know if this supposedly good course designer who selected good quality content (according to some standard) is able to present the material well to students and engage them and assess their learning in the end.