How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

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? What to look for in assessment tools.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

This past week, I took a tour of GradeCam, and in this post, I’ll share with you the features of this system and how it can save you time as a teacher. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Make assessment simple.

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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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Is There a 21st Century Report Card?

My Island View

In every case a reevaluation took place to assess what each industry had to offer and how technology could improve their product. There is no one silver bullet that will fix or evolve the education system. The second is the report card.

6 Learning Management Systems For Your Consideration

TeacherCast

Learning management systems (LMS) has made it easier for educators and learners to manage their tasks. A good learning management system is a combination of various collaborative features and functionalities.

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How can academic management systems improve daily classroom activities

Linways Technologies

Quality based education , student-centric education , online learning and assessments, simplifying the administration etc. And this would help teachers to assess and correct the errors in the thinking of students. Recruitment agency, applicants and job interview.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Have an instructional framework centered around curriculum design before talking about assessment.

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.

How academic management systems can improve daily academic activities.

Linways Technologies

So in our previous blog, we saw how academic management systems can improve some daily classroom aspects like quality assurance, attendance marking, and student-teacher interactions. Moving on from that, we will look at the next phase of classroom management using Academic Management Systems.

Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

Edsurge

Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year. decided to shut down the system to focus on services that are more directly aligned to “student achievement,” according to the email.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

TeacherCast

Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. TeacherCast App Spotlight Learning Management System video

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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. They were most similar on the design and systems questions. NAEP TEL assessment results by race/ethnicity.

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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.

DigiExam and the Future of Assessment

EdNews Daily

For those – we presume the majority of readers – that have passed through the traditional educational system, this represents an extraordinary change. Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed.

Higher Ed’s Credit Transfer System Is Broken. Here’s a Better Way.

Edsurge

As a flurry of schools have shifted to a pass-fail grading system for the current semester, some institutions have balked at the prospect of accepting these non-letter grades. In this system, learners would own their records and bring independent proof of their learning.

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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.

OPINION: ‘Tests may not be biased, but the system is’

The Hechinger Report

Elected officials, policymakers and community members are outraged when these numbers are printed in the news, but year after year we engage in vehement debate, with little action to change the status quo: an unequal and inequitable education system. Tests may not be biased, but the system is.

Third indication U.S. educational system is deteriorating

The Hechinger Report

Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. educational system beginning to decay? Both fourth- and eighth-grade students posted declines on the math section of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

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.

Is Mississippi’s child care system backsliding?

The Hechinger Report

Earlier this year, The Hechinger Report and The Clarion-Ledger published “Child Care Crisis,” a series of articles outlining the lack of funding, low-standards and weak enforcement of rules that plague the state’s child care system. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Digiexam and the future of assessment

EdNews Daily

For those – we presume the majority of readers – that have passed through the traditional educational system, this represents an extraordinary change. Some point to the essential reductionism of the examination process , questioning the validity of the way that student learning is assessed.

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.

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. Tallahassee Community College in Florida is now trying its third system after faculty said they “hated” previous efforts.

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. This competency-based system made sense; if students were chronically absent, holding them accountable to a pacing calendar would prove futile. At the time, I had no idea this system was called “standards-based grading.”

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Why Academic Management Systems is crucial in deciding the future of education

Linways Technologies

Why Academic Management System. Before we begin, let’s make one thing clear: When it comes to education technology, Academic Management Systems are the most effective tool to improve institutional workflow in any environment. We don’t get that from a regular ERP system.

What a summer prototype taught us about measuring quality in an unbundled education system

The Christensen Institute

In the summer of 2016, a community of educators, research design partners, and over 150 teens and young adults in Colorado engaged in a bold experiment to rethink how quality and impact might be measured in a modernized system of learning. A brand new education system?

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ASSIST Integrated K-12 Education Management System Announces Integration with Scantron® Online Diagnostic Student Assessment

techlearning

Education assessment leader Scantron joins the fully integrated instructional content of ASSIST’s cloud-based program RENO, NV, Feb. 13, 2018 —ASSIST Education announced the recent integration Scantron Performance Series, a computer-adaptive K-12 diagnostic student assessment, published by Scantron. ASSIST Education, formerly known as ASSIST LLC, partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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Beyond Assessment: 3 Other Uses for Socrative – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

Socrative is a free student response system that works on any device. With its built-in quick questions and quiz options, it is an incredible resource for formative and summative assessments. This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers and featured as a #TechTipTuesday.

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. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. K-12 student population and highlights the underlying need to rethink the way classroom learning is approached, the report says. The post Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says appeared first on Market Brief.

Teachers: Don’t Feel Guilty About What You Can’t Do. The System Needs to Change.

Edsurge

I stepped out of the classroom in 2010 to work on education systems change at the state and national level, learning from creative public educators across the country. Now I understand they are ramifications of how the system is designed. It is clear the public education system needs reinvestment. I believe we need to both reinvest in, and reimagine, the education system. Now, however, I understand they are also ramifications of how the system is designed.

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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.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask

Edsurge

Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Specifically, there have been few useful tools with which to assess SEL. Without good assessment, it’s hard for district decision-makers to decide what resources to invest in; it’s hard for teachers to tailor instruction based on student strengths and needs; it’s hard to evaluate how students are doing in response to instruction; and it’s hard to engage in data-based continuous improvement.

How to apply learning principles in classrooms using Linways Academic Management System

Linways Technologies

however, this time, we’re here with a more practical explanation: on how to implement Learning Principles using Linways Academic Management System. . Various assessment tools are used to evaluate the attainment of these COs.

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.