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Rubrics and Rubric Makers As we all know grading is the most necessary procedures of our career. It might just be me, but grading is the bane of my existence. Do you feel the same way? Grading large works, especially towards the end of the school year, feels like it is an endless and mindless process. When you grade large works of any kind it is very difficult for even the most competent people to remain 100% objective. Not only do rubrics lead to better equality in assessment, but it gives you standard that will help you understand exactly what you are looking for in the quality of work. Rubrics are essential to grading student assignments effectively. Rubrics make grading quicker, clearer, and more objective. Rubrics By Category General | Language Arts | Math | Process | Science | Social Studies Rubric Maker Tools All Rubric Makers- Make completely customizable rubrics, and print or edit them at a later date. Learn All About Rubrics

Hot Potatoes Home Page Student Response Systems for K-12 Turning Technologies develops leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments. Our response technology not only creates interactive presentations, but is proven to enhance effective instruction, increase retention, engage participants, and immediately assess understanding. Turning has expanded its portfolio of products to include data collection systems that securely transfer digital data for various assessment, testing and certification programs. Founded in 2002, the company began with the development of response technology that was affordable, user-friendly and better documented so that users could easily grasp its benefits. Today, an estimated six million ResponseCard keypads have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide. Partners Contact Us

Assessment in the PYP: Annotated samples This publication is designed to support schools in developing effective assessment practices in the Primary Years Programme (PYP). It builds on the assessment processes identified in Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education (2009) and should therefore be used in conjunction with this document. The assessment component in a school’s curriculum is subdivided into three closely related areas. Assessing—how we discover what the students know and have learned Recording—how we choose to collect, store and analyse data Reporting—how we choose to communicate levels of performance and progress Assessment identifies what students know, understand, can do, and value at different stages in the learning process. It involves the gathering of information about student performance as well as an analysis of that data in order to inform the next stage of teaching and learning.

Home of free rubric tools Welcome to iRubric iRubric is a comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool. Designed from the ground up, iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package. Best of all, iRubric is free to individual faculty and students. iRubric School-Edition empowers schools with an easy-to-use system for monitoring student learning outcomes and aligning with standards. Click. Finally, spend more time teaching and less time grading. Build, Assess, Share, Collaborate. "Use rubrics like never before." It's Free. I just click on the box under each one of these,... and it does all the math for me. "Free? Individual educators and students can use iRubric and a hundreds of other free RCampus features at no charge. iRubric Enterprise Edition "Monitor student learning outcomes the efficient way." The iRubric Enterprise Edition empowers schools to take their assessments monitoring to the next level. We provide flexible licensing and hosting plans that meet your needs.

Classroom Architect Study Skills Once you have established a schedule to study you need to get the most out of that time. Several things will help increase your effectiveness. As already mentioned, maintaining a regular schedule is one. Another is creating a comfortable environment for studying that is free of distractions. Finally there is the What and How of studying. A. Generally all the material that you should know for an exam is presented in lecture or in your lab work. DO NOT take this to imply that you do not need to read the text. Note: Different instructors utilize textbook information to different degrees. If it is discussed in lecture it is important. There is no single "best" way to study. The following is a compilation of many of the techniques used by successful students to study. 1. 2. don't try to write everything that is said, just note enough to remind yourself what was discussed (your notes should be clear to you but not necessarily to anyone else). 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Accommodations and Modifications Accommodations, modifications, and alternative assessments may be necessary for a special needs child to succeed while working on materials for learning. A student who cannot read nor write at grade level may be able to understand and participate in discussions about material that is read aloud and taught at the child's age-appropriate level. A child who cannot recall basic number facts may be able to do grade-appropriate problems using a calculator or working with number facts chart. A student with cerebral palsy may be able to take part in modified physical education with special equipment and carefully chosen exercises. The terms accommodations and modification are frequently used interchangeably, but they are not identical in their effect on teaching and learning. Because IDEA is a federal law, it primarily guarantees an appropriate, free, public education. Accommodations offer alternative ways for students to acquire information or share what they have learned with you.

Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement Tristan de Frondeville As a teacher, my goal was to go home at the end of each day with more energy than I had at the beginning of the day. Seriously. Now, as I travel the country coaching teachers on how to successfully use project learning, my goal remains the same. And I try to teach educators the strategies they need to achieve this goal in their own classrooms. A teacher in one of my workshops said, "When my students and I are in the flow, then I don't feel like I have to work as hard." Project-based classrooms with an active-learning environment make such in-the-flow moments more common. The good news is that the strategies for creating and managing high-quality project-learning environments are productive in any classroom, whether project learning is a central part of the curriculum or not. Create an Emotionally Safe Classroom Students who have been shamed or belittled by the teacher or another student will not effectively engage in challenging tasks. Cultivate Your Engagement Meter

Autism News and Resources Inclusion Inclusion is part of a much larger picture then just placement in the regular class within school. It is being included in life and participating using one's abilities in day to day activities as a member of the community. It is being a part of what everyone else is, and being welcomed and embraced as a member who belongs. Inclusion can occur in schools, churches, play- grounds, work and in recreation. Human beings, regardless if they happen to have a disability or not, have basic needs that must be met in order to feel fulfilled. In school, inclusion does not occur by placement in the regular class alone, rather it is a desired end-state. Inclusion in school requires a shift in the paradigm, instead of getting the child ready for the regular class, the regular class gets ready for the child. Adaptations are made to the materials, the curriculum and/or the expectations of the activities for the individual child, maintaining achievement of all individual and academic goals.