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Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment
The key to innovations in assessment and curriculum planning are trust, transparency, and collaboration -- and providing the professional development and training teachers need to succeed. Credit: Tom LeGoff Note: The School of the Future is part of a network of New York schools that develops and uses its own assessment techniques, referred to as DYOs. The school also uses Tasks on Demand, or unannounced assessments that do not provide supports for the students, in order to measure their learning at regular intervals. Resources On This Page: Do Your Own (DYO) Assessment Examples, Rubrics, Data, and Data Analysis Examples of criteria used in authentic assessment Back to Top Skills Spirals and Tracking Sheets Ideas for moving curriculum into a circular pattern and tracking performance to expose students to a wide variety of topics over and over again as the material gets more challenging SOF's Instuctional Tools for Teachers Tools for Developing a High School Humanities Project -- Persepolis Related:  professionAssessment

Education, Teaching & Language A reader featuring all the latest news, research & resources for teachers. Inside Online group ESL lessons: what I've learned (1) Photo: Also Online group ESL lessons: what I've learned (1) 15 Words And Phrases You're Probably Saying Incorrectly Language Variation 15 Words And Phrases You're Probably Saying Incorrectly / Christina Sterbenz Some peo­ple mum­ble. What­ev­er the rea­son, we've bas­tardized parts of the Eng­lish lan­guage. The 15 word and phras­es below often come out incor­rect­ly. 1. If you say "for all inten­sive purposes," you mean "for all these very thor­ough purposes." On the other hand, "for all intents and pur­pos­es" means "for all the rea­sons I did this and all the outcomes." 2. This phrase should imply you cut a new bud (off a plant), not bit some­one in the back­side. 3. 4. While both terms have become accept­able, "by acci­dent" is tech­ni­cal­ly cor­rect. 5. 6. 7.

10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds by TeachThought Staff Good assessment is frequent assessment. Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you exactly what a student understands. This makes a strong argument for frequent assessment, as it can be too easy to over-react and “remediate” students who may be banging against the limits of the assessment’s design rather than their own understanding. It is a huge burden (for both teachers and students) to design, write, complete, grade, and absorb the data into an instructional design sequence on a consistent basis. Simple Assessments The word “simple” here is misleading. Then, due to their brevity, they’re simple to grade–in fact, you can grade them as exit slips–which makes taking the data and informing instruction (the whole point of assessment) a much simpler process as well.

8 Rules for education This is my perspective on how we need to educate children for their futures not our pasts. It is a personal view based on my experiences in education and feedback from the European projects I have been involved in. They are not in any particular order. Of course, most aspects I list cannot be viewed as individual facets but affect each other and often duplicate. Really interested in your comments on these thoughts, do I go far enough, what else would you include? I purposely have not directly mentioned technology as I see technology as basic tools, that can be used in the processes described here. 1. Autonomy transfers the responsibility for learning to the learner, places the learner in control. The concept, also instilled from the start of the process, is that the learner must understand why they must have education with examples of what education can bring, and what can happen without education. See also, Self-criticism, below. 2. Let’s look at children as individuals not as groups. 3.

Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students. I recently received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for a tool would enable her to add an assessment aspect to her flipped lesson. Here are some tools that can accomplish that goal. eduCanon is a free service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students' progress on flipped lessons. eduCanon allows teachers to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students. Teachem is a service that uses the TED Ed model of creating lessons based on video. Knowmia is a website and a free iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons.

Home - TESOL Class 3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning Formative assessment is vital to teachers in any classroom environment. Teachers have been formatively assessing students for years, because we must know what our students know in order to help them understand what they do not know. Do you know what I mean?! Fortunately, many classrooms are charging into the 21st century with technology initiatives. Kahoot! Kahoot! When ready to begin the game, the teacher simply posts the game pin on the whiteboard. We've used Kahoot! Formative As its name implies, Formative, is another wonderful formative assessment tool. Teachers can assign these assessments by sending students a link or creating classrooms through a process nearly identical to that of a learning management system. Teachers can view student responses to assessments in real time, and can determine whether a key should be used to grade the assessment. Creating an assignment is extremely simple, providing teachers with a variety of question options (multiple-choice, drawing, etc.). Padlet

SDE Europeisk språkportfolio - pedagogisk verktyg för lärare Språkportfolion hjälper eleven att bli mer medveten om sitt eget lärande. Både eleven och läraren får syn på vilka kunskaper eleven har och vad han eller hon behöver lära sig mer om. Äldre elever kan använda dokumentationen inför studier utomlands eller för att söka ett arbete. Språkportfolion ersätter inte betyg, certifikat eller diplom utan är ett komplement till formella examina. I språkpasset dokumenterar eleven vilka språk hon eller han kan, hur väl hon/han behärskar dessa och var hon/han har lärt sig dem. I språkbiografin planerar, bedömer och reflekterar eleven kring sin inlärning av olika språk och sina kulturella erfarenheter. I dossiern samlar eleven ett urval av sina arbeten. Handledning - ESP 6-16 år (3,5 MB) Handledningen innehåller förslag och instruktioner hur du och dina elever kan planera och arbeta med språkportfolion. ESP 6-11 år, interaktiv pdf (1,0 MB) Min språkbiografi 6-11 år, interaktiv pdf (515 kB) Materialet innehåller planerings- och utvärderingsblad.

How to Write an Academic Essay: 12 Essential Tips [Download This Guide] Text Version: You probably know your academic essay needs an introduction, a body of supporting information, and a conclusion that summarizes the evidence you’ve provided. Make time Unless you’re writing a timed essay, you should have plenty of advance notice for when your work is due. Research first, write second Good research forms the foundation of academic essays. Develop a thesis statement Among academic essay writing tips, this one is king. Plan, outline, and organize If you need to free-write a rough draft to get a handle on your ideas, by all means do so, but remember, the best academic essay writing has structure and clarity. Avoid irrelevant details Before you write the first word, revisit your research and highlight specific information to support your thesis. Assume your audience has no knowledge of your topic By the time you sit down to write, you should have a thorough understanding of your subject. Use clear language, and don’t get fancy Cite appropriately

Refocusing assessment on teaching and learning This post is sponsored by Curriculum Associates. Assessment. It could almost be considered a “bad word” in the education world. With varying opinions, bringing up the Common Core State Standards or discussing state tests can sometimes feel like opening the ultimate can of worms. Can we achieve these goals by using assessments in smarter ways? I recently had a chance to sit down with Ken Tam, executive director of personalized learning at Curriculum Associates to get his thoughts on assessment and where it is headed in the future. Why has assessment become a “bad word” in some circles? There has been too much focus on high stakes assessment for purposes like accountability. We also haven’t done a good enough job at getting information to teachers in a timely manner, with enough detail so they can adapt teaching and learning. What is the purpose of assessments? I think this is a false choice. Yes, I think so. What questions should educators ask as they evaluate their assessment strategy?

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning In this article, I'll share 10 tips to use collaboration tools in eLearning, so that you can create eLearning courses that are truly interactive, immersive, and innovative. Each tip, trick, and technique will allow you to not only more effectively utilize collaboration tools, but to make social collaboration an integral part of your eLearning strategy. Collaborative learning is an important part of eLearning. It allows learners to benefit from the experience of their peers, become fully engaged in their own learning experience, and more effectively acquire and retain information. As such, collaboration tools may very well be one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal as an eLearning professional. Find collaboration tools that are easy to use, accessible, and ideal for your learning goals. Looking for free collaboration tools that can help you to make your eLearning course more engaging and interactive?

Engelska åk 9 - Nationella prov i främmande språk, Göteborgs universitet Här ges exempel på olika typer av uppgifter som har förekommit och kan förekomma i nationella prov i årskurs 9. Provuppgifterna kommer framför allt från utprövningsmaterial som inte använts i prov, men också från tidigare givna prov, som inte längre omfattas av sekretess. Observera att dessa uppgifter främst avser att exemplifiera olika typer av uppgifter som kan förekomma i proven, så elever inte ska känna sig främmande för hur de ska genomföra en uppgift i provsituationen alla typer av uppgifter inte förekommer varje gång och att nya format kan komma att introduceras exempeluppgifterna inte sammantaget utgör hela, representativa prov - vare sig när det gäller omfång, svårighetsgrad eller autenticitet Lgr11 (i A3 format) Speaking The World Around Us (Elevblad)Blå kortRöda kort Bedömningsanvisningar Reading Welcome to Wales Bedömningsanvisningar A Multicultural CityBedömningsanvisningar Young and FreeBedömningsanvisningar Native LanguagesBedömningsanvisningar Odd NewsBedömningsanvisningar Listening