10 amazing assessment ideas

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The post 10 amazing assessment ideas appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. This post is written by Batsheva Frankel an educational consultant at New Lens Ed. Batsheva has been in education for over 25 years and is the producer and host of the popular podcast, Overthrowing Education.

How to Assess Digital Literacy

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Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?” How do I assess faculty digital literacy so I can teach them what they don’t know?” Why assess it? What to look for in assessment tools.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

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Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

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Thomas Guskey shares insight on assessments From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey reflects on the positives and negatives of assessments during distance learning.

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

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Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten. From notetaking on how knowledge is forming as students are learning to the importance of understanding a child’s learning path, Becky relates this topic to all ages as we discuss the best practices in formative assessment. ” The post Formative Assessment in Kindergarten appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

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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

How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

As the name suggests, the proctoring feature ensures that assessments are carried out safely. Through this feature, you typically limit students’ access to assessments until the day of the exam. 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.

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

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Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. And with the new year in full swing, the time to start preparing students for their assessments is now. . Wisewire offers an extensive bank of tens of thousands of Common Core-aligned math and ELA assessment items , some free and some available for purchase. . Build Your Own Assessments. The post 6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores appeared first on Wisewire.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment

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Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that makes assessments feel like fun! The post We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Guest Blog assessmentHow can you use Gimkit in your class? Read on for ideas. This post is written by Omoyemwen Ngei, a grade six teacher at Ellerslie campus, Edmonton Public School District. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to teaching in Canada, she was […].

20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment

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In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!

Want to remake assessment? Think disruptively.

The Christensen Institute

In a similar vein, a group of school and intermediary partners called the Assessment for Learning Project is calling for educators to reimagine assessment from the classroom all the way up to state and federal levels. It’s time for assessment innovators to think disruptively.

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

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One misunderstanding about assessment of learning? The post 6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers Experienced Teacher

Awesome Assessment with Flipgrid

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Video Assessment As a math teacher, show your work is obsolete. ” I can use Flipgrid to assess students understanding […]. The post Awesome Assessment with Flipgrid appeared first on Teacher Tech. Flipgrid has added some amazing new features!

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. This is primarily due to the testing movement, the push towards using student assessment in the form of tests as a measure of student, teacher, principal, and school accountability. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

From Formal to Formative Assessment

EdTechTeacher

With distance learning (or some form of blended/hybrid learning) a real possibility next school year, this shift in the student learning experience upends traditional assessment methods. But how does one implement formative assessment?

7 ways to ditch those traditional assessments

Ditch That Textbook

For a couple of years now I have been wondering if there is a better way to do summative assessments. Typically, in my district, we offer standard multiple-choice tests and possibly some writing options for our summative assessments but I didn’t feel like it was giving me a clear picture of what my students really […]. Assessment Guest Blog assessment game design pbl project-based learning

Rethinking Assessment: Key Considerations for the Future

EmergingEdTech

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020 coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season has significantly impacted the K–12 assessment landscape, making. Assessment

Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

Catlin Tucker

This year I am focusing on both teaching and assessing these critical soft skills. The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty. This requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability. Students who leave high school with strong soft skills will work more harmoniously with others and be more successful tackling unfamiliar tasks.

What Makes a Good Assessment?

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment. He also shares the four kinds of data that are most valuable to teachers in year-end assessment. This is a must listen for any educator working with assessment.

20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment

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20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment. There is often talk about assessment–its forms, frequency, and the integration of gleaned data to revise planned instruction. There are countless ways to improve a test–or quiz or any other assessment you give a student.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

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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.

Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning

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Assessment Trends In Education: A Shift To Assessment For Learning. Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning. A continued shift towards formative assessment.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

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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. Today we will dive in deeper into the discussion of educational assessment. According to Edutopia.org educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

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Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

That’s because, formative assessment is in my toolkit and I’m empowered to poll the whole class with a click. Formative assessment is here. Different from summative assessment, the goal of formative assessment is to know what they know as knowledge is forming in their minds. Equally important, the point of formative assessment is NOT to take another grade. GradeCam: Today’s Sponsor is a Formative Assessment Wonder.

The 30 Second Assessment

Brilliant or Insane

I know a few teachers this year who are committed to assessing students without testing them. The post The 30 Second Assessment appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Assessment Featured assessment edchatBrilliant or Insane. That’s right: they’re not only ditching grades, they’re trying to ditch the tests that produce them too.

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.

Assessing Writing Without Grading

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The post Assessing Writing Without Grading appeared first on OnCUE. Learn assessments edtech education conference ELA ELA teachers Fall CUE writingOver the next several weeks, OnCUE will be introducing readers to some of the presenters who will be showcased up in Sacramento at this year’s Fall CUE Conference. These presenters want to give you a teaser of what to expect at their session – and hopefully inspire you to join them! Read on to hear from them […].

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Now, Mike, you have five ideas for us today, to do formative assessments. So give us the first one and help us understand how great formative assessment can help us better manage our classroom. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands. And this is a good one for self-assessment.

Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

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After a year of collaborative development, we are excited to announce the release of the Design, Assessment, and Implementation Principles for Educator Micro-credentials. Issuers: Use these principles to design and assess your micro-credential content.

Strategies for Assessing Students Remotely

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Assessing students remotely is a challenge, although there are a multitude of best practices and tools to help

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. Do you have a favorite non-traditional assessment tool?

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

But one thing is certain: teachers need to consider the way they assess students in these specific conditions. Assessment is often associated with quizzes, exams, and summative assessments. However, summative assessments offer a limited perspective.

4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

First of all, we talk about the characteristics that make effective formative assessment. This includes some important tips for adjusting your instruction based upon formative assessment. Formative assessment and a better understanding of the role of standards will help us all improve. Gradecam: A Fantastic Tool for Assessment is Today’s Sponsor. Formative assessment options can save you time. But we’re under assessed.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

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Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. ” In today’s show on formative assessment, Monica will discuss: What is successful formative assessment. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. What is the biggest mistake teachers make when using formative assessment.

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

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Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. Rubrics/Assessments—create–KSchrock. More assessment tools: How to Prepare Students for PARCC Tests. 7 Authentic Assessment Tools. Teacher resources Websites assessments Grading automatically w G. Docs–Flubaroo. Hollywood Sq/Jeopardy Templates. Jeopardy Labs. No Red Ink –track student learning, create quizzes, CC-based–free sign-up.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

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Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Formative assessment on the iPad that Works.

How Today's Education Crisis May Improve Tomorrow's Assessments

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But after only a few minutes of conversation, it’s abundantly clear that Kyra Donovan and Dr. Julie Miles share a passion for learning and a strong conviction that assessment is essential to creating the best educational outcomes for students of all abilities. Classroom Solutions - Assessment.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

Long gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. I still vividly remember venturing to the local office supply store to get my transparencies made for my lessons.

How NOT to Assess Student Writing

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In my school, every teacher assesses writing. Gather relevant information, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. You may assess keyboarding as a separate skill, deducting from the final grade for each mistake, but don’t blend that into the writing grade. . You want to only assess how well they communicate ideas. Writing assessments common core TeachHUB

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.