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.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. You can rely on these high quality study guides.

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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.

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

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.

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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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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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.

Teaching Study Strategies: Using @PearDeck Flashcard Factory #Neuroteach @gwhitmancttl @TheCTTL

techieMusings

I’m currently enrolled in Neuroteach Global’s gamified micro-course, The Science of Study. The first mission asked us to implement some of the “effective study strategies” we had been learning about in the course into our classroom teaching.

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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.

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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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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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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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

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

Reading By Example

She refers to these opportunities as “study groups” They are typically designed around a specific educational resource. Instead, I found that most of our in-service days were planned months in advance to address state assessment requirements. (pg.

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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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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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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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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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?

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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ELA & SS: Differentiating Formative Assessment

MiddleWeb

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

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. .

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.

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.

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?

Creative Quiz Ideas: Reinventing Classroom Assessment

Fractus Learning

Numerous studies have shown that frequent quizzes in class are beneficial to learning. It allows the student to assess their own knowledge rather than guessing and feeling triumphant when they get lucky. Assessment Discussion

Time to change how we think about early education, international study finds

The Hechinger Report

That’s the conclusion of a comprehensive, multi-year study of six early education systems that are beating the U.S. The study was funded by the National Center on Education and the Economy, a think tank focused on the connection between education and economics.

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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

MindShift

Professor John Dunlosky is trying to bridge these two worlds , intentionally studying the effectiveness of strategies that lab studies indicate are promising, but that don’t require special technology or extra resources.

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