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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.

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. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment.

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.

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.

When It Comes to Technology and Engineering, National Report Card Confirms: Girls Rule

Edsurge

Pretty well, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The assessment featured 15 scenario-based tasks, which incorporated video clips, audio, animation and text, as well as 77 discrete questions.

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An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!

Kleinspiration

FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1 st -8 th ). The teacher will begin the assessment by starting the app timer and then tap (+) or (-) as a student makes or corrects a mistake. FluencyFinder V.

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.

Tennessee Report Faults Testing Vendor and State for Assessment Problems Last Year

Marketplace K-12

State education commissioner Candice McQueen said the state has already taken a series of steps to address shortcomings raised in the comptroller's report. The post Tennessee Report Faults Testing Vendor and State for Assessment Problems Last Year appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

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. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

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?

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.

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.

Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report”

Think Exam

Think Exam is a leading online assessment platform by Ginger Webs that has been specifically designed to simplify the assessment cycle. The post Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report” appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

Other books were pursued to fill a particular need, such as inspiring learning spaces, assessment that matters, or classroom management in the digital age. View this Impact Report (and other years) at edtechteam.com/impact

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.

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.

Assessments can support, not just measure, student learning

The Hechinger Report

Assessments have a bad rap in schools. But the word assessment describes vastly different things. Yes, the nail-biting, end-of-year exam is an assessment. These lower-stakes assessments happen all the time in the classroom and they’re vital for student performance.

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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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.

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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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom. Newsela is an instructional content platform that brings together compelling, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to support reading engagement.

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

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

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published. 2014 is the third year they have published the report, exploring innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. Take a look at here: [link] news/news/2014-innovating- pedagogy-report.

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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.

Istation Assessment Predicts Achievement Levels on Florida Standards Assessment

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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. Yet somehow assessment evokes a more positive reaction. Done well, assessment is ongoing, constant and invisible. Ten years ago, invisible assessment was a concept long on potential but limited by the realities of the classroom. But little by little, invisible assessment is becoming a reality.

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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Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Anecdotal Comments for Learning Skills

Inquire and Inspire

When exploring teaching practice through a 21st century classroom lens, many questions about assessment practices arise. How can teachers use available technology to make assessment practices more efficient?

Triangulating Assessment via Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When such tasks have been implemented, we then have the responsibility to gather meaningful information for assessment and evaluation purposes. The Triangulation of Assessment is an effective and authentic way to gather such data.

Taking a Shot at an “Awesome 21st Century Assessment” Rubric

EmergingEdTech

Making Assessment A Richer Learning Experience I often find the annual Higher Education Horizons report from EDUCAUSE and NMC to be inspiring, and while reading the 2017 edition that came out last. Assessment Making the case for Education Technologies _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics better assessments

How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

Socrative , Kahoot and TopHat , are great tools for augmenting assessment, especially in flipped classrooms. These digital tools gamify the process of learning and help teachers quickly assess topics that require either more or less discussion, allowing students to move to independent and group work faster. Nearpod accomplishes this by taking a traditional lesson and infusing real time assessment, interactive experiences, and differentiated extensions.

Report: Kindergarten Absences Have Long-Term Consequences

K-12 Schools - Education News

A national report released by nonprofits Attendance Works and Healthy Schools Campaign suggests that a child’s attendance in kindergarten has a strong influence on future educational success. That pattern was found throughout the United States, reports Sara Guaglione for iSchoolGuide.

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9 steps to better online assessments

eSchool News

A new tool helps district leaders plan and create online assessments in the wake of their growing popularity. The Online Assessment Planning Tool , supported by the Learning First Alliance, is accompanied by a report summarizing the best practices in online assessments.

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”? Assessments are data creation tools.

Report: Federal STEM education programs need better assessment

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® The Government Accountability Office found that most federal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs serving student and teacher needs overlap in some fashion, and it said such programs need better federal oversight. More… Uncategorized Funding GAO grants STEM

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Students Experiencing Distress Need Early Intervention: Secret Service Report on Reducing School Violence

Gaggle Speaks

The Secret Service recently published a report on school safety that details a comprehensive targeted violence prevention plan that includes assessments for desperation, despair, emotional issues, and stressors. Are there steps schools can take to intervene and help prevent violence?

Math Scores Take a Dip across the Nation, Reading Scores Mixed

Where Learning Clicks

The Nation’s Report Card delivered disappointing news in late October, revealing lower scores in math and mixed results in reading scores for students participating in the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).