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.

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.

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

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.

Google Slides for "Lab Reports" (update)

Cycles of Learning

I have written in the past about using Google Slides as a lab reporting tool in my courses. Assessment GoogleSince writing about this process last year I have COMPLETELY embraced this method. As a I wrote before, images, video, diagrams, etc.,

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.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). Step 4 : The DPA report is shared and discussed with the school leadership team.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. But assessing these skills has been a weak link in these efforts, according to the education researchers at the MIT Playful Journey Lab , which hopes to remedy that with “playful assessment” tools. Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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Istation Assessment Predicts Achievement Levels on Florida Standards Assessment

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Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

Like all districts in Texas, we live and die through accountability ratings based on how our students perform on the state’s STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests. To this end, we began using Renaissance Star Assessments districtwide in the 2015–2016 school year.

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Report outlines long road ahead for Jackson Public Schools

The Hechinger Report

Photo:Liz Willen/ The Hechinger Report. Loud cheering, a drum line, endless applause and a full buffet at Jackson’s convention center on Thursday night accompanied the release of a report that could herald in a top-to-bottom overhaul of the 24,000-student school system here.