Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. During ClassLink and CoSN’s edWebinar, “ Online Assessment: An Effective, Coordinated, District Leadership Team Approach,” administrators from the Hampton Township School District in Pennsylvania offered lessons they learned from implementing a comprehensive online assessment program.

9 steps to better online assessments

eSchool News

A new tool helps district leaders plan and create online assessments in the wake of their growing popularity. The Online Assessment Planning Tool , supported by the Learning First Alliance, is accompanied by a report summarizing the best practices in online assessments. The new report , which comes from CoSN, provides an update on the state of online assessments. Assessments Featured on eSchool News News Top News

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Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments. Still, the application of the skills to demonstrate knowledge was a clear need with the use of online assessments. They can also take practice assessments using the devices.

9 recommendations for making better use of online assessment tools

FETC Converge

The shift by schools from paper and pencil to online assessment technology has started yielding significant benefits for schools, teachers and students. But school districts continue to struggle trying to harness the full potential of online assessment tools, according to a new report from a consortium of education groups. Uncategorized data collection learning environments online assessment reports resources and tools

Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report”

Think Exam

Think Exam is a leading online assessment platform by Ginger Webs that has been specifically designed to simplify the assessment cycle. Its vast functionalities are created to serve various user needs and are regularly updated in accordance with the ever changing trend in online assessment technology. The post Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report” appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students

Think Exam

Online quiz tool is a remarkable medium to assess the candidate’s aptitude. With such an advent development in innovation we all have been somewhere a part of online test experiencing the ease of its features. The flexibility that the online assessment software provides ranges from quick test assessment to report generation within a matter of time.

Disentangle time from testing

The Christensen Institute

One report estimates that at the peak of the testing regime in 8th grade, tests can consume an average of 20 to 25 hours during the year. But this polarizing testing debate misses the long-term picture—and in so doing, threatens to derail vitally important innovations in assessments afoot in our country, particularly with the rise of technology in classrooms. Department of Education to shift to new forms of assessment.

K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes. Assessment Ed-tech Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McGraw-Hill Renaissance Learning Venture Capital berkerynoyes edtech houghtonmifflinharcourt mcgrawhill renaissancelearning

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students.

5 infrastructure concerns for district technology leaders

eSchool News

Increases in online assessments and digital content also drive the need for higher bandwidth, according to the report. The report addresses key areas of concern for school districts, including affordability, network speed and capacity, reliability and competition, digital equity, security, and cloud-based services.

Edulastic

Technology Tidbits

Edulastic is an innovative online assessment platform that makes it easy for teachers to assess students and differentiate instruction in real-time. Finally, Edulastic can be used by any curriculum for any subject, is customizable, and has detailed instant online reporting for assessment purposes. assessing differentiate instruction

What are IT leaders worried about? Assessment readiness and money

eSchool News

A CoSN survey reveals CTO concerns about privacy, budgets, and assessment readiness. Assessment readiness is again the No. The growing imperative about being assessment ready isn’t likely a surprise for those living in states adopting the Common Core. However, regardless of where you live, all states are increasingly moving their high-stakes assessments online. Yet less than 30 percent report they are fully prepared for online assessments.

OPINION: How do you measure social and emotional learning?

The Hechinger Report

. In the education world, it is often said that what gets assessed gets addressed. But the field has lacked an organized method of identifying, choosing and using the best assessments to measure students’ competencies. The SEL Assessment Guide , created by CASEL and the SEL Assessment Work Group , is an online resource that helps educators select and effectively use the most popular SEL student assessments. Related: The limits of online assessments.

Public-school tests glitch across state

The Hechinger Report

Twelve thousand Mississippi students spent nearly 20 minutes unable to take their Mississippi Assessment Program tests yesterday morning. Minneapolis, Minns-based Questar Assessment Inc., the assessment vendor responsible for distributing Mississippi’s state tests, reported a glitch in its program yesterday. With Questar, students take their end-of-the-year assessments online. “Questar Assessment Inc.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

In the CCSD Franchise schools, educators administer formative assessments using software to gauge students’ progress and adjust learning groups. Navigator’s teachers developed a set of common formative assessments through an online assessment platform that provides teachers data to target struggling students. The software at Cristo Rey generates reports on student learning data that guide how teachers organize small-group lessons and projects.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

These school administrators have reported that they spend roughly 70 percent of their time providing coaching to teachers. Online assessments through the Evaluate and Illuminate platforms significantly reduce the burden on teachers to administer, grade, and aggregate the student learning data for data-driven instruction. Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results.

How to ensure quality in your online classrooms.

Linways Technologies

As more institutions are opening up to the world of online learning, new possibilities are emerging along with new challenges. We have previously written about topics like engaging your students in an online learning environment and assessing student performance in online classes. Following the stream to help teachers adapt to online education, this time we are going to discuss about ensuring quality in online teaching-learning.

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Edulastic, Key Data Systems give educators new classroom performance tools

eSchool News

Partnership gives educators access to assessment library. Edulastic, a next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, has formed a new partnership with Key Data Systems to make the Inspect item bank available to Edulastic District Enterprise users. Edulastic’s online assessment platform allows K-12 teachers and district leaders to track students’ progress toward mastery of college and career readiness standards.

Edulastic launches district tool for administrators

eSchool News

Edulastic, creator of formative assessment tools for teachers, has launched Edulastic District Enterprise, a premium version of the software platform designed specifically for district and school administrators. Edulastic is a next-generation online assessment platform that allows K-12 teachers to track students’ progress toward Common Core State Standards. Choose from a bank of more than 2,000 expert-created pre-built assessments, and customize to fit your needs.

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Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools. Material from a press release was used in this report. All state districts will have access to high-speed broadband connections.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc. research projects Google Docs has built in search - do research as you work: In Google Docs, there is a research pane where you can do a Google search directly from Google Docs collaboration - Google Apps is all about collaboration.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Those were among the 10 key findings highlighted in the Consortium for School Networking’s fourth K–12 IT Leadership Survey Report , which was released on Monday in conjunction with the opening of CoSN’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience. CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. meghan.bogardu….

BENCHMARK UNIVERSE PRO TIP: How to Get Started with Benchmark Universe Quickly & Easily

Benchmark Education

Want a super fast way of distributing online tasks to your classroom? You can then begin adding assessments, eBooks, and ePosters. Analyze Reports*. Note : You’ll need a subscription to one of Benchmark Education’s online assessment products to access this feature. On the Reports page, drag your assignment to the dashboard to discover your students’ statistics and test results. Keeping a copy of the reports is a breeze!

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

eSchool News

K-12 education market, with the devices now making up 51 percent of sales for the first time, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting. In the report, the consulting firm notes that the increase in Chromebook sales “has coincided with the need for districts to implement online assessment,” and that Chromebooks’ ease-of-use and traditionally low prices have helped increase sales. [

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

While there’s a strong focus on preparing students for the future of work, both in terms of the variety of jobs and how those jobs are continuing to change, educational networks also need to provide ongoing support for day-to-day tasks such as personalized learning, enabling students to take online assessments, and helping administrators efficiently accomplish their tasks in an accurate and secure way. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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. Each day students take an online assessment that helps determine what they will learn the next day. It fundamentally caused the program students experienced to fall out of alignment with what was being assessed.

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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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5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

Edsurge

Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If March will forever be remembered as the month that virtually all the world’s countries closed their school doors, will April be remembered as the month that the students around the world embraced the world of online learning? The Isolation Trap Teaching and learning online does not mean learning alone.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

Marketplace K-12

A decline in personal computer sales in the worldwide K-12 education market may be linked to faltering economies in other countries, particularly Latin America, a new report finds. market, according to a report from Futuresource Consulting, a London-based market research firm. Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Online assessments has fallen from its top ranking in 2015 and 2016 to eighth place this year. The drop indicates that districts are more prepared for high-stakes assessments. Online assessments are also easier to accomplish on standardized devices.

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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

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s no longer an option to hide students from the online world, what is considered by many parents a dangerous place their children should avoid. Think how often keyboarding is part of student work–entering website addresses, adding comments to blogs, typing docs into GAFE, and taking online assessments. They might write a report, share a movie, add music and color, draw a picture, or build an infographic.

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

Also, there is an educational portal that allows teachers to track/monitor students, generate detailed reports, and assess student's learning to make it easy to differentiate instruction. Also, educators can assign lessons, assess students, and differentiate instruction.

Illuminate Education Joins Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner

techlearning

Integration of Google Classroom – Illuminate users will enjoy single sign-on, direct links to Illuminate’s Data & Assessment platform within Google Classroom’s interface, and syncs from Illuminate to Google Cloud around gradebook and assessment results to provide greater interoperability between the two systems. Educators will be able to connect learning activities in Classroom with assessments from Illuminate to create a more comprehensive learning experience. ?