All Blog Posts Tagged 'assessment' (42)

Quick Formative Assessment of Student Writing

Since reading Bill Ferriter's post on whether or not true formative assessment is possible, I've been wondering how I could make my own formative assessments more efficient. This post features a screencast of me looking at student work for the purposes of formative assessment.

 

Formative assessment is continuous assessment. In the context…

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Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 24, 2011 at 1:56am — 2 Comments

Understanding by Decision: When You Can't UbD a Unit

My school has adopted the Understanding by Design (UbD) model of curriculum development - and I love it. Educators first identify Enduring Understandings and… Continue

Added by Janet Abercrombie on July 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Pre-Test: A simple but EFFECTIVE AFL strategy

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


My daughter's 7th grade English teacher at Andrew Lewis Middle School uses a time-tested easy-to-apply simple AFL strategy that motivates my daughter to work, helps her to learn, and ensures that her grade is an accurate reflection of that learning.

 

Every Monday the students are given a pre-test on that week's spelling words.  If the student spells 100% of…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 13, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments

Leading by example...

A couple weeks I decided to do something most educators would never dream of doing. I gave all 140 of my German students the opportunity to assess me. I explained to my students that the assessment was 100% anonymous, and the most… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on February 2, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Trying to do what's best for kids...

I recently made some big changes in my German classes. I have been contemplating these changes for a while now, so please don't assume I made these changes without thoughtful consideration. My focus has transitioned to having my students show what they have learned, instead of simply assessing them on what they are willing to do. It bothers me when I see students who have a high level of content mastery, but yet have a low grade. Likewise, I see misrepresentation… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 1:36am — No Comments

What we WANT students to do v. What we TRAIN students to do

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


Here is a conversation you will probably never hear:

Sea World Trainer 1: "I am so tired of these seals. They always want a fish every time they do anything!"
Sea World Trainer 2: "Tell me about it. It's like they don't understand how important the show is. They only care about getting fish!"

The other day I was talking with…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on December 9, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How do you really know if you taught "it"?

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Note to teachers from Salem High School: This is a post about teaching, teachers, and students in general as opposed to a post about specific situations at Salem High School.

So after all the lesson plans have been created, all the class time has been spent, and all the papers have been graded, how do you really know if you've taught your content…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on November 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

AFL and Learning to Drive

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Have you ever watched a teenager prepare for the DMV Learner's Permit test? If you have, then you'll know what I mean when I say that it is an excellent example of Assessment FOR Learning.


(As an aside, I'm having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that my oldest child is now learning to drive a car. Kaitlin is everything I could ask for in a daughter with…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why I'm Here!

Hi Fellow Classroom 2.0 Members. I run a blogsite for my personal branding services at: www.CampbellDuke.com. The focus is on 3 main groups: "job hunters, career changers and solopreneurs".

Personal branding has its roots in personal success psychology as well as in marketing. As people work through the process there is a significant focus on communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing.…

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Added by Beth Campbell Duke on October 17, 2010 at 7:19am — No Comments

Do they know if they know?

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Here's a quick and easy way to analyze how well you are applying AFL principles in your classroom:


If a parent were to ask his or her child how they were doing in your class, could the child give an accurate, detailed, and specific answer about his or her progress?


If you are regularly providing descriptive feedback to students…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 13, 2010 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Test 'em more - NY Times article and the research on how assessment helps learning

This blog was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.…


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Added by Scott Habeeb on September 16, 2010 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

The utilization of classroom assessments...

A year and a half ago I started my Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership. As a teacher, this program has been influential in helping

to shape my philosophy of education. In particular, I have really begun

to analyze and critique the assessment policy I use in the classroom.



Last school year I was part of a committee that was reading and evaluating

the ideas presented in Rick Stiggins' Assessment for Learning model… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on August 9, 2010 at 6:20am — No Comments

dataMetrics Partners With ETS!

dataMetrics Software is pleased to announce that we…

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Added by Kimberly Hulbert on July 14, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Common Core Standards FAQ's

"What are educational standards?



Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful by providing clear goals for student learning.



Why do we need educational standards?



We need standards to ensure that all students, no…
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Added by Kimberly Hulbert on July 6, 2010 at 10:21am — No Comments

Scholastic's Best in Tech 2010 Award for RTI

dataMetrics Software is honored to receive the Best in Tech 2010 Award for RTI from Scholastic.



In an…

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Added by Kimberly Hulbert on June 30, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Students Must Own Their Learning | e-Learning Today TV

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 23, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dept of Ed Launches New Data Website

Data.ed.gov Launches…

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Added by Kimberly Hulbert on June 22, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Technology as a Learning Tool

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 15, 2010 at 7:47am — No Comments

Politics and Teacher Assessment | e-Learning Today TV

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 10, 2010 at 2:35pm — No Comments

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