How to Assess Digital Literacy

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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.

15 Back to School Resources

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Dear Otto: I need year-long assessments. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

Grading Apps, Tools, and Resources We Love

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Are you looking for grading apps, tools, and resources that you can use to collect, calculate, and analyze your student’s grades? You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Classroom management assessments

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

Wisewire

Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. And with the new year in full swing, the time to start preparing students for their assessments is now. . Wisewire offers an extensive bank of tens of thousands of Common Core-aligned math and ELA assessment items , some free and some available for purchase. . Build Your Own Assessments. The post 6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores appeared first on Wisewire.

Open Educational Resources

Wisewire

There are many resources available online for educators to use in the classroom or for distance learning. In this entry, we will look at a few of the places where educators can find online resources that can help them provide high quality educational content. Open Educational Resource

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

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One misunderstanding about assessment of learning? The post 6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers Experienced Teacher

Want to remake assessment? Think disruptively.

The Christensen Institute

But this year, the Biden administration has instructed states to proceed with testing because policymakers need the data to identify inequity and direct resources accordingly. . Assessments like these can expose inequity, but do little to address it. .

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

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Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum. A new resource guide from Kiddom: Standards-based Grading for ELA and Social Studies.

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

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Assessments have become a critical piece to education reform. To prepare students well for college and career means they must deeply learn the material and its application to their lives and future learning.That means assessing student knowledge authentically and accountably. Good assessments should verify: that students have unpacked a lesson and applied it rigorously. A well-formed assessment achieves these six characteristics constructively.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

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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.

Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

Catlin Tucker

This year I am focusing on both teaching and assessing these critical soft skills. If you have strategies or resources you use to support students in developing their soft skills, please post a comment and share them! The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty. This requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.

3 ways assessment data advances student equity

eSchool News

We understand how limited, skewed, or biased data–or no data at all–can result in faulty decision-making and regressive actions, be it in our teaching and learning, curricular design, assessments, or administrative responsibilities.

20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment

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20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment. There is often talk about assessment–its forms, frequency, and the integration of gleaned data to revise planned instruction. There are countless ways to improve a test–or quiz or any other assessment you give a student.

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

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Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. Rubrics/Assessments—create–KSchrock. More assessment tools: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests. 7 Authentic Assessment Tools. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education.

How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. Through this feature, you typically limit students’ access to assessments until the day of the exam. What teachers can do to minimize cheating in online assessments.

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment is the answer. Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. Formative assessment gives us the ability to quiz every single student in the class. Every teacher should have one or two formative assessment tools that are part of their lesson flow. I would go so far to say that formative assessment is one of the greatest gifts of education technology to the classroom.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

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Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. Habits, templates, and routines are much easier than reinventing the assessment wheel but a tool that results in passionate students committed to lifelong learning gets my attention. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment. Do you have a favorite non-traditional assessment tool?

Illuminate Education Partners with Turnitin to Provide Assessment Resources for Remote Learning

eSchool News

Illuminate Education , a leading K-12 student performance solution, is partnering with Turnitin , a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions. To learn more about this collaboration, visit Illuminate’s blog article on preventing cheating on remote assessments.

The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning

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The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning by Terry Heick What is the difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning? In 50 Ways To Measure Understanding, I talked about the purpose of assessment: Is the assessment for the teacher or the student? The post The Difference Between Assessment Of Learning And Assessment For Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

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Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. What is the biggest mistake teachers make when using formative assessment.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

After a year of collaborative development, we are excited to announce the release of the Design, Assessment, and Implementation Principles for Educator Micro-credentials. Issuers: Use these principles to design and assess your micro-credential content.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Vision For Assessing Today’s Students

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The post Assessment Trends In Education: A Vision For Assessing Today’s Students appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For TeachersTeachers have moved from the question of “Should I tech?”

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

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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. Setting up assessments is fast and easy. There are many types of assessments in GradeCam including handwritten numeric. One of the advantages of GradeCam is the quick feedback that you get for your assessments.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. It can also vary from using some online resources to equally mixing face to face instruction with online learning.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take time this summer to review them with you. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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.

Tennessee Approves Illuminate Education’s FastBridge Reading Assessments as K–3 Universal Screeners

eSchool News

— AUGUST 25, 2021– Illuminate Education , a leading K–12 student performance solution, announces that earlyReading, CBMreading and aReading—key components of the FastBridge reading assessment suite—have been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education as K–3 universal screeners.

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. Classroom Solutions - Assessment.

OPINION: We need a SpaceX for assessment

The Hechinger Report

Many teachers don’t like assessments either, bemoaning the lost resources for other aspects of learning, like critical thinking , that have been drawn away by test prep. Assessment is costly not only in terms of time, but also in terms of money. We need a SpaceX for assessment.

Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. How can we effectively weave formative assessment into the design and facilitation of learning regardless of the teaching and learning landscape? #1

169 Tech Tips #160–14 Assessment Strategies

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Today’s tip: #160–14 Assessment Strategies. Category: ASSESSMENTS. These fourteen strategies are well-suited to formative assessment: Does student use prior tech skills to complete current lesson? She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Tech tips 169 tech tips assessments

Diagnostic assessments and instructional strategies

eSchool News

The list of these free resources is below. Diagnostic and interim assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades K-11. Curriculum-aligned interim assessments for EL Education (K-8) and Illustrative Mathematics (6-8 and high school).

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques by TeachThought Staff As frequently as a chef needs to check a sauce for taste, teachers should check for understanding. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple choice, short answer, essay, matching, and related iconic “test” forms. The post 60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers