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 Peabody College of Education and Human Development  Balancing Justice and Mercy in Classroom Assessment and Grading. ON READING ABOUT RUBRICS (2 ARTICLES) 1) Allen, Tanner. (2006).


Rubrics—Tools for Making Learning Goals and Evaluation Criteria Explicit for Both Teachers and Learners Rubric is “a type of matrix that provides scaled levels of achievement or understanding for a set of criteria or dimensions of quality for a given type of performance, for example, a paper, an oral presentation, or use of teamwork skills.

In this type of rubric, the scaled levels of achievement (gradations of quality) are indexed to a desired or appropriate standard (e.g., to the performance of an expert or to the highest level of accomplishment evidenced by a particular cohort of students). How to write an essay. Proficiency Based Learning / Proficiency Scale. Three Ways to Evaluate Students Without Using Grades. Jillian is a rising junior who is obsessed with her academic scores.

Three Ways to Evaluate Students Without Using Grades

: Formative and Summative Assessments Made Easy. Assessments, Homework, Lesson Plans, Videos, Games. Over a million resources aligned to Common Core, PARCC, SBAC. Get assessment right and reduce workload at the same time. #HTRTSummit – teacherhead. On Friday 23rd February I gave talk at the Headteachers’ Roundtable Summit on the theme of assessment and workload.

Get assessment right and reduce workload at the same time. #HTRTSummit – teacherhead

This blog captures some of the main points. I’ve been exploring this theme is various other places too so, to avoid repetition, please also read: Towards an Assessment Paradigm Shift – how we need away from macro data-tracking towards a focus on micro formative assessment Don’t do ‘Can do’. The problems with can-do checklists and trackers. – explores the issues with the new machinery adding pointless workload around the country including massive data systems creating phoney numerical flight paths based on mastery statements.

The Perfect Test: 32 Characteristics Of Quality Assessment - The Perfect Test: 32 Characteristics Of Quality Assessment by Terry Heick Nothing is perfect, but we can dream.

The Perfect Test: 32 Characteristics Of Quality Assessment -

So let’s dream about assessment. What Is An Assessment? First, what is an assessment? If the goal of our collective craft is understanding, than the tools we use should promote understanding, both directly and indirectly. Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment. It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the value in measuring student progress. Response Checklists. Formative assessment: Response checklists.

Response Checklists

Techniques and Methods for Assessing Learner Outcomes. Pretests/ Posttests Pretests are given to determine "what learners already know with regard to the objective(s) at hand (Smith & Ragan, 1999, p. 95).

Techniques and Methods for Assessing Learner Outcomes

With a pretest, an instructor can determine what the students need to learn and then help the students focus on the pieces of the instruction that have not previously been learned. Northern Virginia Community College. How Accurate Are Your Grades? Standards, Benchmarks & Grade Level Indicators - Iowa Department of Education. TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Tools and Tactics to Measure Students’ Mastery of the Common Core Standards. The Common Core State Standards (CCS) first appeared (or reared their ugly head, depending on your take) in 2009 as an initiative of the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Tools and Tactics to Measure Students’ Mastery of the Common Core Standards

A half-dozen states have yet to adopt the standards, which apply to English-language arts and mathematics (Next Generation Science Standards are indirectly related and cover science). The idea, at least, is a good one: Ensure high school students graduate either college- or career-ready. How that idea is carried out is yet another issue entirely. “The CCSS are an utter sham,” says a veteran educator who otherwise declined to comment for this article. Allowing Test Retakes—Without Getting Gamed. Debates about exam grades and retaking tests tend to coalesce, eventually, around the same arguments. One faction prioritizes subject mastery, the idea that it’s more important to get students to take incremental steps towards proficiency than to punish them with bad grades.

The other side emphasizes personal responsibility, insisting that there are very few second chances in life, and that regular opportunities to retake tests simply teach kids that consequences are negotiable. But in a recent Facebook and Twitter poll about whether our teachers allow makeup tests, the discussion took a more practical turn.

Most teachers agreed that retesting was sometimes appropriate, but expressed concerns about setting clear limits around the practice. A widespread problem: When given the option of makeup tests, students often gamed the system, failing the initial exam to see what it looked like—and then simply regurgitating the correct answers later.

Formative Assessment Tools

Rubrics. Online Quizzes & Tests. Productions, Bubble Test Form Generator - Teaching Tools. Use the new bubble test program for PDF printed bubble sheets!

Productions, Bubble Test Form Generator - Teaching Tools

Go There Now! The PDF Bubbletest Generator now has the ability to use your own PDF template. Problem-Attic. Standards-based Grading. CrowdGrader: Peer Grading for Your Classroom. Pricing. Why different pricing for schools/districts and individual teachers?


School and district purchases of MasteryConnect include special reporting features as well as multi-user management features. With individual teacher purchases, pricing reflects the possible variation in numbers of students for a single teacher. Dotstorming.

Peer Assessment Tool for TBL and Group Projects - Peer assessment tool that helps teachers improve group work. Collaborative Classroom Quizzes & Surveys. How it Works: FreshGrade's Digital Portfolio. Untitled. Pear Deck. Socrative. Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page.

To the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

79596 Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers. Project Based Learning Checklists. Home - GradeCam. ZipGrade Cloud: iOS and Android Grading App For Teachers. Free Mobile Grading App Offer – Validated Learning: Quick Key iOS/Android Quiz & Formative Assessment.

Low-Stakes Writing and Critical Thinking. Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment. Peergrade - engaging student peer review. Differentiated Learning. Blow, M. (2010, October 19). Differentiating Classroom Instruction. Retrieved March 22, 2018, from Chadwell, D. (2007, March). Engaging the Differences Between Boys and Girls.