Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

The Web20Classroom

This week we look at Formative Assessment, how it works and why it can be a powerful tool no matter what your teaching and learning looks like. What Is Formative Assessment- There are many ways to describe formative assessment. Covid19 formative assessment Remote Learning

Keeping Assessment in Social Studies Real

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Practical, touching and funny, David Sherrin’s Authentic Assessment in Social Studies: A Guide to Keeping It Real offers a multitude of innovative approaches while reminding us that student potential lies at the heart of everything we teachers do, writes Sarah Cooper.

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How to minimize cheating in online assessments

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Sixty-eight percent of graduate students have admitted to cheating, according to this 13-year study by Dr. Donald McCabe. As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. What teachers can do to minimize cheating in online assessments.

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.

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

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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. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. Then we use that data to then inform our other programs and our other types of assessments to see how we can improve those.

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. 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.

This Social Studies Compendium Is a Keeper

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The authors of the Social Studies Teacher's Toolbox have constructed a research-based "honest, human guide" to helping students understand and care about what they learn. Book Reviews Social Studies analysis assessment Elisabeth Johnson Evelyn Ramos Lamarr Jossey-Bass pbl Sarah Cooper SEL social studies toolbox speaking Wiley writing

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How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

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Even during the pandemic’s early days, some professors decided to toss out their grade books , figuring that high-stress assessments weren’t appropriate given the uncertain circumstances, which saw students sent away from campuses, sometimes without tech tools or internet access.

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. Crowdsourced study guide.

5th Grade Tests and Assessments on Georgia Test Prep

Georgia Test Prep

“Am I doing everything I can to help my child prepare for the Georgia Milestone Assessment exam?” And the Georgia Milestones Assessment System is going to test your child every year to see if they are on course with national education standards.

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. In today’s show, Alan November discusses a groundbreaking new assessment strategy to make you think: The origins of this strategy. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Listen to Monica Burns talk about formative assessment tools and tips.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

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In partnership with the Center for Global Education at Asia Society , the League of Innovative Schools has launched innovation study tours –– a learning opportunity focused on deeper learning and equity. Similar to the League’s cohorts , innovation study tours focus on discussing challenges and sharing best practices and resources. However, what makes study tours distinctive is that they can occur within the context of international learning ecosystems.

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What is assessment for? #engaginglitminds

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The misconception and lack of understanding about assessment is one hole I fell into often as a teacher and observe in other educators as we unintentionally do what was done to us. Back in my day…assessment was the end result. The teacher would assess at the end of the unit or topic and, based on my grade, I either got it or didn’t get it but we moved on anyway. So…that leaves me thinking about what experiences we want our students to have with assessment?

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. Formative assessments changed my classroom. Formative assessments are simply little gauges or indicators of how students are progressing towards a learning goal.

Classroom-Ready Word Study Tools

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Pam Koutrakos offers a goldmine of fresh ideas we can dig into as we launch our word study routines – building our repertoire so we can stay engaged with word learning all year long. Best of all, she shares good ways to assess student progress and keep track of growth. Book Reviews Word Study Corwin Literacy grades K-6 Pam Hamilton Pamela Koutrakos word study

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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. One of the most important ways they have done that is with an innovative assessment model. Del Lago set about designing badges per key assessment area as laid out by the NGSS by grade.

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.

Study shows major learning loss for grades K-2

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Findings indicate that while estimated score loss varied by assessment and grade level, students across the board will start the 2020-21 school year behind where they would be after a typical summer break.

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In an uncertain fall, remote assessments and focus skills offer clarity

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How will the lack of summative assessment data from last spring impact the school year? Are remote assessments accurate? How can I parse the interim and formative assessment data of incoming students and focus on the areas that will provide the greatest return?

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

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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. And, if I was stuck for an idea for class, I could access the Social Studies lesson plans at Educade or the 400+ lesson plans at the EDSITEment! Learning and Teaching learning social studies teaching

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5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

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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. I am aware that there are tons of tools available for studying; however, I always use the following to determine if a tool is awesome. Quizlet automatically generates a variety of assessments you can take.

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Study suggests a lack of assessments for coding teachers

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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. Participants also noted that the variability in how students approach and develop algorithms makes assessment especially challenging and time-consuming.

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

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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 . Here are five methods to try with your students when they’re studying for finals. . Read more… More on study tools: 3 Apps to Build Solid Study Skills. Study Tools. Study Guides/Study Skills.

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

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In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. ” The post 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. 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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What Studying App is Used by 1 in 3 High School Students?

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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 appAnd What do you do to Keep Improving When You are Already one of the Most Widely Used Education Apps Around? I knew Quizlet was popular, but when I spoke with Quizlet CEO Matt Glotzbach recently, I.

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9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

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It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have. If you use Quillionz, you have a lot of choices: Create short, focused formative assessments to determine the student level of understanding during a unit of inquiry. Create a pre-quiz for a unit of study to determine what students know about a topic. More about assessments. 12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning.

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. Standards-based grading (SBG) is a paradigm shift for teachers accustomed to traditional curriculum frameworks, but that transition can be more extreme for ELA and social studies. News assessments

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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.

Summer 2020 Book Study Title Announced @stenhousepub #EngagingLitMinds

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This summer our book study selection is Engaging Literacy Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K–3 by Peter Johnston, Kathy Champeau, Andrea Hartwig, Sarah Helmer, Merry Komar, Tara Krueger, and Laurie McCarthy. Next are explanations on how the study works and how you might participate. How does the study work? Next are a few ways educators have engaged in these studies in the past.

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When Summative and Formative Assessment Markets Combine, Will Expectations Collide?

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billion state summative assessment market begins to merge with the growing $1.6 billion market for formative assessments? A critical indicator is the handful of states trying to create new assessment models. The Georgia pilot allows districts to develop a formative assessment model that can roll up into a summative score. This effort to redesign the assessment market is exciting. Education Technology Policy & Government Market Trends Assessments

Top-Rated by Teachers, Quizlet Offers Simple & Effective Study and Assessment Tool

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Quizlet is an online database of nearly 300 million study sets created by students and teachers

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ELA & SS: Differentiating Formative Assessment

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Middle school teacher Joanne Bell finds the author's fully developed discussion of differentiated formative assessments helpful for social studies and English. Assessment Book Reviews assessment differentiated formative assessments differentiation English eye on education formative assessment Joanne Bell middle school Routledge Sheryn Spencer Waterman social studies

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. For example, the teacher and I discussed the context in which the assessment took place: the middle of May, beautiful weather, and we are asking pre-adolescents to put forth their best effort on a test that has little to no meaning to them. Assessment for learning (vs.