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Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers Rubrics are an important tool for all teachers. They carefully explain the criteria that will be used to judge a particular piece of student work. Rubrics benefit both teachers and students. Teachers have a complete analysis of every student's work measured against a consistent scale. Show me a sample rubric. Teacher tip: Creating rubrics with students before an assignment begins can help them see the task before them more clearly. 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.

Online Testing Free Quiz Maker Create the Best web-based quizzes ClassMarker Classroom Architect 10 Useful Web Tools for Creating Online Quizzes and Polls February, 2014 Following the visual I posted here a couple of weeks ago featuring the differences between formative and summative assessments, somebody shared with the link to this Listly list that comprises dozens of interesting web tools to create online assessments. I have already reviewed some of the tools mentioned in this list in separate posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning but I also found out new tools I did not know about. I am re-sharing the whole list created below and I invite you to spend some time sifting through its content. Enjoy Update : After posting the original Listly list, I received several emails informing me that the list does not appear to them so I decided to copy the list manually here. The original list contains 39 tools but I only featured 20 because the 19 other tools were either purely commercial or have bugs. 5-PollEverywhere For class sizes of 30 or less it is free and unlimited. From Simple Twitter Polls to Powerful Web Surveys.

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.

Using Assessment Rubrics Video about iUNSW Rubrik Application [See Transcript of video] iRubrik This video shows how the Mechanical Engineering project (ENGG1000, T1 2011) used the iUNSW Rubrik iPad marking app to mark the final project competition, making the process much quicker and more efficient. iUNSW Rubrik iOS App used in ENGG1000 T1 2011 Assessing a final year thesis As part of his final year undergraduate course in Chemical Engineering, Dr Graeme Bushell has designed and tested the rubric described below over several semesters. Students in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry and Food Science programs at UNSW are required to deliver a poster at the end of their final year thesis, explaining their research results. the UNSW graduate capability of producing "scholars who are capable of effective communication", and the Engineers Australia stage 1 competency "effective oral and written communication in the professional and lay domains". A change in assessment scheme The rubric The marking sheet/table Context

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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.