How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math.

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.

7 Authentic Assessment Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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.

Next Generation Learning: Assessments

Neo LMS

This will be the first blog in a series about NGLC, and today we will explore a NGLC grant recipient, Del Lago Academy, that has designed an innovative assessment model. Today we’ll explore a new approach to assessments. Next Generation Learning Assessments, a case study.

Why Formative Assessments Matter

The Web20Classroom

At the end of the week was the big assessment. Some got an answer here or there but for the most part, there were no bright spots from this assessment. There had to be a better way than letting my students get all the way to the end of a unit of study to have them not know anything.

Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Information and links on this assessment idea.

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

Kleinspiration

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. I am writing reports this week, and this time of the year tends to be full of assessments. I am excited to share a few of my favorite studying tools with you.

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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. The uniting characteristics are that all assess: what’s been learned. Self-assessment. Crowdsourced study guide.

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. Assessment Best of the Podcast Education High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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Why investing in real-world feedback R&D could revolutionize assessments

The Christensen Institute

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. Sometimes conversations about “real-world” assessments devolve into obsessing over carefully constructed simulations or elaborate word problems.

What Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students?

EmergingEdTech

Assessment Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources best flash card app best review app for students best study app how quizlet keeps getting better multi language study app popular studying software app

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Mindful Literacy Assessment

Reading By Example

” 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. Rather, I would direct our attention to more mindful literacy 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?

The Unique Study Path to Math Success

Ascend Math

An assessment that finds each student’s position and plots their individual paths forward (think of it as a GPS correlated to state standards). Uncategorized differentiated instruction Edtech update math skill gaps study planNo two students are exactly alike.

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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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How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! So I decided to put this post together, How to Plan an Awesome Book Study, to help guide you along the way.

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Learn How To Study Using… Dual Coding

Digital Promise

This is the final post in a series of six posts designed to help students learn how to study effectively. You can find the other five here: Learn How to Study Using… Retrieval Practice. Learn How to Study Using… Elaboration. Learn How to Study Using… Spaced Practice.

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Moving past summative vs. formative assessments

The Christensen Institute

In addition, in having to consider a multitude of ancillary issues such as integrating adaptive learning technologies, creating e-portfolios, building repositories of content, and reimagining staffing models, many learning providers find themselves dealing with assessments as more of an afterthought. But assessments are the crux of a competency-based approach. But this isn’t simply a matter of focusing on formative assessments instead of summative.

How to study smarter

The Hechinger Report

As I prepared to write this column, I relied on some pretty typical study techniques. Researchers have devoted decades to studying how to study. They drew on the results of nearly 400 prior studies. Never test yourself immediately after you study,” Toppino says.

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Why Student Creation is the Hardest/Best Form of Assessment

techlearning

The goal of assessment has traditionally been to measure student mastery. The final product that results from a creative assessment is a unique expression of each students thinking and learning. This is actually not a creative assessment at all. Assessment TL Advisor Blog PBL

Studying for Finals: 5 Collaborative Online Methods to Try in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re looking for new approaches to studying for finals that will excite your students, check out my article over on Hey Teach! Here’s a sneak peak: Studying for Finals: 5 Collaborative Online Methods to Try in Your Classroom . Study Tools.

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Assessment Case Study Idea

The Electric Educator

After the quiz, the SRS software can generate several different reports including customized study guides and instructor summaries. I print the study guides for my students and they use them to study for their tests.

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Inconvenient Truths About Assessment. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction. Student self-assessment is tricky, but a key matter of understanding. Assessments can obscure more than they reveal.

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12. By combining data analytics and a new disciplinary pedagogy called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports , the schools in the study saw a marked reduction in misbehavior among students. .

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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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Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

The primary author of the study ( Binbin Zheng, Ph.D. Given the top line finding, I suspect the study will garner much attention and – at the same time – be subject to much spin. How was the study conducted?

Everything You Wanted To Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid To Ask

The Web20Classroom

Recently Shaelynn Farnsworth and I had a great and engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Some of the highlights: What Is Formative Assessment —As you can tell from our video, there are many ways to describe formative assessment.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. What is that type of question really assessing?

A new resource guide from Kiddom: Standards-based Grading for ELA and Social Studies

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English Language Arts and social studies standards are often tangled webs of both skills and content, not so easily separated. Click here for free download of Standards-Based Grading for ELA and Social Studies. News assessments

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Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

Dr. Alison Head and her Project Information Literacy (PIL) research team recently released the findings of a new national study on college students and how they consume and interact with a vast and deeply polarized news ecosystem. Please share this study broadly. News Study Report.

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National Study: What Apps Work Best?

techlearning

In a research study into this issue, Dr. Ryan S. Impact tracks the link between student usage on a particular app and how that may or may not influence their performance on assessments. Results of the Study Use 1.8 However, the study showed that not all licenses are used.

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Istation Assessment Predicts Achievement Levels on Florida Standards Assessment

techlearning

The study found very strong correlations between ISIP ER and FSA test scores across achievement levels. The study also provides the ISIP cut scores needed to predict the achievement level on the FSA. Ed Tech Ticker News Assessment

Gooru - collections of free study guides and resources

Educational Technology Guy

It contains study guides, aligned to standards and personalized, on topics in 5th - 12th grade math and science. There are also self-assessments that Gooru suggest resources and study guides to help you. free resources free resources for students online textbook study aids

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Study suggests a lack of assessments for coding teachers

eSchool News

Reliable assessments for classroom use remains a challenge, says Google-backed study. A small study recently conducted by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) found a dearth of valid and reliable assessments for measuring student learning in computer science education.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information?

Real or Fake? Factitious is a Breakthrough Tool for Assessing Student Online Literacy

techlearning

We ended our conversation with a very handy little tool that is perfect for assessing the ability of students to recognize fake from real news. cross posted at glennwiebe.org Glenn Wiebe is an education and technology consultant with 15 years' experience teaching history and social studies.

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.