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“We’ve got this, it’s easy,” they said. “Can we move on?” I looked at the other students and asked, “Do you have this?” They nodded their heads furiously up and down in a yes. My teacher instincts said that everyone knew it, but I decided to experiment, so I wrote a problem on the board. Students were already logged in to Socrative, and a box opened up on their screens. I was floored. I taught for another few minutes and gave them another problem. But the end result was not what you think. I was sold on formative assessment. Good teachers in every subject will adjust their teaching based on what students know at each point. Formative Assessment Toolkit Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each tool. 1. The advantage of Socrative is that it gives me percentages that I can use as a grade if we’re ready for that. Formative is another tool in this category, with some different advantages. 2. 3. Nearpod is another fantastic tool along these lines. 4. 5. No More Surprises

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Tech-Based Formative Assessment How do you check for understanding in your classroom? When we use formative assessment strategies, we’re on a fact-finding mission. As educators, we work to figure out who understands the teaching point of a lesson, who has mastered a new concept, who needs extra help. Formative assessment happens naturally as we walk around the room and listen in on student conversations or examine their classwork after the bell rings. But how can you use technological tools to check for understanding in meaningful, sustainable, and scalable ways?

Using Data to Plan Effective Math Remediation Let’s face it–data is everywhere. In a school setting, the data that drives our instruction comes from assessments, which we usually classify as either formative or summative. Typically, we define formative assessment as assessment for learning. Measuring What Counts: A Conceptual Guide for Mathematics Assessment typically by counting the number of questions answered correctly and comparing scores for one individual to that for another by virtue of their relative percentile rank. So-called norm referenced scores have concerned educators for many years. Although various criticisms on norm referencing have been advanced, the central educational concern is that such information is not sufficiently helpful to improve instruction and learning and may, in fact, have counterproductive educational implications.

Digital Assessment Tools: What Is Their Impact On A Teacher's Work? Online educational technologies are gaining speed year by year. Students get more and more convenient with them, and paper testing is losing its importance and necessity when we talk about knowledge evaluation. Learning Management Systems and feedback tools - these digital instruments are aimed to provide students with fast and fair assessments directly after taking a test. Why Are Digital Assessment Better Than Paper Testing? There are lots of reasons to use educational technologies for student assessments, such as saving time, making the learning process more comprehensive and friendly, offering fast feedback, etc.

Why iReady is Dangerous – Math Exchanges This school year Fairfax County Public Schools, the 10th largest school division in the United States, adopted the iReady assessment as a universal screener across all of its elementary schools. Students in grades K-6 take these assessments individually on the computer three times per year, and the results are made available to both teachers and parents. According to Curriculum Associates, the company that makes iReady, these assessments are an “adaptive Diagnostic for reading and mathematics [that] pinpoints student need down to the sub-skill level, and [provides] ongoing progress monitoring [to] show whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.” The Fairfax County Public Schools website further asserts that iReady is a “tool that has the potential to streamline Responsive Instruction processes, promote early identification and remediation of difficulties and improve student achievement.” (Part of FCPS training for school leaders on understanding iReady data.)

Math Skills Assessment Math skills assessment in K-12: Measure your progress in math today. Parents, use these tests to check how well your kid is progressing through the math curriculum. Teachers, use these free printable math assessment tests as practice tests, tests, or just as a compresensive review of most skills taught in that grade Elementary math assessment Kindergarten math test First grade math test Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards In my first year of teaching English, I had to teach prepositions to sixth graders. I fumbled around for an entry point and reached out to a more seasoned colleague, who suggested that I employ the analogy of the rabbit and the log. The approach was simple: Draw a picture of a log on the board and a rabbit on a piece of paper and then place the rabbit in different positions in relation to the log.

6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning 6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning by TeachThought Staff If curriculum is the what of teaching, and learning models are the how, assessment is the puzzled “Hmmmm”–as in, I assumed this and this about student learning, but after giving this assessment, well….”Hmmmmm.” Printable Math Tests, Worksheets, and Activities - K-12 Assess student understanding of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry concepts with these math worksheets for K-12 students. Worksheets labeled with are accessible to Help Teaching Pro subscribers only. Become a Subscriber to access all standards aligned worksheets. Related Articles: 11 Prime Days to Celebrate Math Holidays and 9 Ways to Make Math Relevant Math Review Worksheets PARCC Style Practice and Review Worksheets

How I Got Started Using Technology To Assess Student Learning How I Got Started Using Technology To Assess Student Learning by Rachelle Ploth If you are looking for another way to integrate technology into your classroom, why not start with assessment? In order to learn what our students need and how we can better design our lessons to prepare them, we use formative and summative assessments. Assessments are vital in for determining what learning has occurred, what areas need to be reinforced, and what our next steps must be. 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.

FREE Math Pre-Assessments (Grades 3-5) - Teaching with Jennifer Findley At the beginning of the year, it is sometimes difficult to get a clear picture of how our students are performing in math. I know I have been fooled a time or two by test scores or class performance at the beginning of the year. I put together these one-page quick pre-assessments for math to serve two purposes: 1.) allow me to group my students effectively for math centers from the beginning of the year and 2.) provide an overall look at how my students are performing in math. Tip: I also use these assessments when I get a new student to get an overall picture of their math performance. Using Pre-Assessments for Math Center Grouping