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.

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.

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How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment.

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.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

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.

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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.

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.

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

techlearning

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

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

Edsurge

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. This effort to redesign the assessment market is exciting.

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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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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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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The Next Step in Making Word Study a Breeze

MiddleWeb

The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics offers resources that will convince even the most skeptical that word study can be done quickly if done intentionally.

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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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Classroom-Ready Word Study Tools

MiddleWeb

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.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

It improves close reading, assesses understanding, is intuitive to roll out and use, and does much more than replace something you already have. Create a pre-quiz for a unit of study to determine what students know about a topic. More about assessments.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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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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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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.

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.

A Timeline of Social Studies Education in America

Edsurge

Education Technology Policy & Government Assessments Arts and Humanities Practice and Implementation Strategies Diversity and Equity Common Core Teaching & LearningDesign credit: Erin Horlacher. Full sized image here.

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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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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

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.

A study on teaching critical thinking in science

The Hechinger Report

A study of 2,500 middle school students finds that the acquisition of scientific reasoning skills produces stronger learning gains. The adjacent table from the study provides concrete examples of how students were assessed.

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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?

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.

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.

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?

Vetting Social Studies Resources Is Important. And Hard. Here’s How to Do It Well.

Edsurge

This article is part of our upcoming guide, Social Studies: It's Time to Reinvest. What’s at stake in social studies education? The content of modern social studies curricula is highly contested, and evolving rapidly and sometimes radically.

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Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

Through our discussions, I began to consider how the combination of Google Drawings and Google Forms could be a powerful way for teachers to customize assessments in ways that students will more successfully decipher and learn from them.

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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