CAS Authentication wanted! Rubrics are a great way to communicate expectations to students and they can help make assessment more consistent and meaningful. I stress to my students and colleagues that “rubrics are our best friend.” Rubrics are marking schemes used to assess learning outcomes/assignments. They range in format (grid style, holistic checklist) but all include a description of the task, a measurement scale with a criterion for evaluation, dimensions of the task, and a description of each dimension on the scale (Boatend, Bass, Blaszak & Farrar, 2009).
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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. The Teacher's Guide to Tech 2020 by Cult of Pedagogy Stop feeling overwhelmed by technology! This handbook makes learning technology simple and FAST by grouping over 350 tech tools into 51 categories, explaining them in clear, simple language, and giving you practical, inspiring ideas for using each tool in and out of the classroom. This guide is an interactive PDF built with tons of navigation links and a clickable table of contents and index that make it super easy to jump back and forth between sections, so you can find what you need fast. For a closer look, watch this Video Introduction.
6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric As educators, we know the power of a good rubric. Well-crafted rubrics facilitate clear and meaningful communication with our students and help keep us accountable and consistent in our grading. They’re important and meaningful classroom tools. Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right It seems as if it was yesterday that I was a young middle school student giving a class presentation on the lifespan of the killer whale. While I was prepared, I was also horribly nervous. At the conclusion of my speech I was given verbal student feedback from my teacher–in front of the entire class! Needless to say, it wasn’t glowing. 15 Ways to Share Digital Files with Elementary Students One of the most common questions I receive is on the topic of sharing files with students. In the computer lab a lot of the work our students do requires a template. They are learning to use software programs and it is really helpful when the assignment is set up for them step by step as a template in the program about which they are learning. This means we need to be able to share files with them quickly and easily. We don't need yet another hurdle to completing the assignment.I polled the Technology Teacher Tribe Facebook Group and these were their top ways of sharing files with students: 15 Ways to Share Digital Files with Elementary Students
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.)