Assessment

  1. Assessment

    How to Provide Effective Feedback

    Assessment

    How to Provide Effective Feedback

    You may not realize it, but your students value your feedback. Whether it's a quick nod/shake of the head or pages and pages of feedback on an essay, they want to know what you think of their work.

    Having said that, not all feedback is created equal.

    Here are some tips for how to be sure you're providing effective feedback.

    Focus on one thing at a time (or maybe two).

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  2. Assessment Hot Button Issues

    The Standardized Testing Debate

    Assessment Hot Button Issues

    The Standardized Testing Debate

    If everyone hates standardized testing so much, when are we going to cancel it in all its forms once and for all? For now, that's not quite on the agenda. But that doesn't mean the struggle won't continue. The hope is that teachers can use the standards and the tests that go along with them to help them craft lessons for their students without falling short on creativity or student performance.

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  3. Assessment SEL

    Keeping Analytics in SEL Human

    Assessment SEL

    Keeping Analytics in SEL Human

    The question we need to be asking is if the intent of Social Emotional Wellness tools is improving student outcomes? Or is it to create analytics sets about them?

     

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  4. Assessment

    Pop Quizzes: Fair or Not Fair?

    Assessment

    Pop Quizzes: Fair or Not Fair?

    Nobody likes a pop quiz…or at least, nobody likes to fail a pop quiz. If you have students who habitually ace pop quizzes, well then, the words, "Put your books under your desk—we’re having a pop quiz," may be among their favorites in the English language. Most of the time, though? You’ll get a chorus of groans. So what’s the deal? Are pop quizzes perfectly fair and efficient ways to assess student learning, or are they a mean-spirited "gotcha" tactic designed to punish students who may not have finished their homework?

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