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Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback. Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One. Rubric Nonexample. Rubric_ nonexample. Performance-Based Assessment: Reviewing the Basics. Recently, I attended a workshop on performance-based assessments.

Performance-Based Assessment: Reviewing the Basics

I walked into the workshop a complete skeptic thinking this was just another education fad, but by the end of the first day, I was hooked! I was eager to work with teachers on creating performance-based assessments, but I did a little research first. Here is what I found. Performance-based assessments have recently experienced a reemergence in education literature and curricula. In the 1990s, performance-based assessments became a valid alternative to traditional multiple-choice tests. Flubaroo Overview. Technology Integration Matrix. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.

Technology Integration Matrix

The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below. We appreciate your feedback. Blooms Taxonomy Flip Chart for Student Use. Objectives Builder - TeachOnline. Writing Rubrics. Guide Instruction Through Common Formative Assessments. Assessment and Rubrics.

A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

Assessment and Rubrics

Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics Wiki RubricCriteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions. Blog RubricAssess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs. Twitter RubricAssess learning during social networking instructional assignments. Discussion, Teamwork, and Group Work Rubrics Online Discussion Board RubricAssessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussionPrimary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (PDF)Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria Upper Elementary Teamwork RubricKaren Franker's rubric includes six defined criteria for assessing team and individual responsibility.

Twitter. Formative Assessment Strategies. Formative Assessment Tools. Classroom Techniques: Formative Assessment Idea Number Nine. So far we’ve touched on eight formative assessment ideas that can help teachers elicit evidence of student learning in the here and now.

Classroom Techniques: Formative Assessment Idea Number Nine

This barometer can be vital to making needed adjustments in teaching plans to improve student learning for all in the classroom. These formative assessment ideas are all inexpensive and easy to implement, and engage the entire class consistently. While no one idea will work for all teachers or all students, we hope there’s one that works for you and your classroom. So far, our blogs have touched on the following formative assessment ideas: 1. Our latest formative assessment idea is called ABCD Cards. Each student is given a set of cards. This formative assessment idea does require a limited set of answers, and the teacher may need to write down what answer corresponds to what letter. Formative Assessment. Informative Assessment:The Best Value in Formative Assessment.

December 2007/January 2008 | Volume 65 | Number 4 Informative Assessment Pages 14-19 Recently a school leader asked us to provide an example of a good test item on a formative assessment and then show how that item would be different when used on a summative test. He wanted to explain to his staff the difference between formative and summative assessment. His end goal was for teachers to develop assessments to measure how well students were mastering the content standards that would appear on the state accountability test before the test was given in the spring.

His question reflects the confusion many educators have about formative and summative assessment. This confusion isn't surprising: Definitions of formative assessment abound, resulting in multiple and sometimes conflicting understandings. One result of No Child Left Behind has been a surge in student testing—much of it voluntary, going well beyond what federal law or state assessment systems require. Expanded Writing Rubrics. Expanded Writing Rubrics Grade 3. Infographics as Assessment. Power of Specific Feedback. Beyind the Bubble. Math Benchmark Tracking. **Stopping by from Pinterest?

Math Benchmark Tracking

This is my most popular pin. I would like to invite you to look around at my other posts and at the blogs I follow. You can also check out my followers. Most of them are also education bloggers and have Ah-Ma-Zing ideas and ADORBS projects on their blogs. Do it! Hello Teacher Friends, I have been obsessed with tracking data with my students. I don't have my Marzano information handy, but I am pretty sure that students charting their own data can really improve student achievement. Here is what our charts look like: I listed the 19 standards on the test. Things we talked about as we prepared to plot our data: knowing what we did good at and not so good at will help Mrs.

How we got the graph done without making me pull my hair out: Each kid was in charge of using their own report. Something I really wanted to be able to do was use this data to drive instruction. What I ended up doing was asking all the kids to assign themselves a random four digit number. 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions. Sharebar This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question.

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions

It’s not as exciting as discussing 3D virtual learning environments, but it might be just as important. If you need to use tests, then you want to reduce the errors that occur from poorly written items. The rules covered here make tests more accurate, so the questions are interpreted as intended and the answer options are clear and without hints. Just in case you’re not familiar with multiple choice terminology, it’s explained in the visual below. Here are the ten rules. Rule #1: Test comprehension and critical thinking, not just recall Multiple choice questions are criticized for testing the superficial recall of knowledge.

Rule #2: Use simple sentence structure and precise wording Write test questions in a simple structure that is easy to understand. MasteryConnect. Rubrics from Reading&Writing Project. The Project has compiled the following assessment materials, which we use in our professional development services.

Rubrics from Reading&Writing Project

Please free feel to download, distribute and use most of the assessment materials in your work. However, you will note that the Spelling Assessments require that you log in to your account in order to access these materials. The authors have approved access to this assessment tool only for schools that are receiving professional development services from our staff. Please send comments or questions to Kickboard: data driven instruction. The Test Generator. Testmoz is a test generator that sports 4 question types, automatic grading, a really simple interface and detailed reports.

The Test Generator

Testmoz is free, and does not require you (or your students) to register. You can build a fully functional test in about a minute, so why don't you give it a try and generate a test? And for a mere $20/year, you can unlock some potentially useful features. I lost my quiz URL can you retrieve it for me? No. I forgot my test password. No.