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Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page
to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? When can it best serve assessment needs? After a brief overview, follow a detailed, four-step process for creating an authentic assessment. All good assessment begins with standards: statements of what we want our students to know and be able to do. Authentic assessments are often called "tasks" because they include real-world applications we ask students to perform. To assess the quality of student work on authentic tasks, teachers develop rubrics, or scoring scales. A guide to constructing good, multiple-choice tests, to complement your authentic assessments

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8 Steps to Creating a Professional Development Plan As a manager or mentor, it’s important to know how to develop your employees. Creating a professional development plan is the place to start. A professional development plan is a great tool to help your employees build new skills and monitor their growth. Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning. Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Paragraph Transitions Transitions help readers understand the connection from one idea to the next as they read. This page has information about two types of transitions: transitions between the sentences within a single paragraph and transitions between one paragraph and another. Click on the links below to learn about each type of transition. Sentence Transitions (Transitions within a Paragraph) Paragraph Transitions (Transitions between Paragraphs) @Westylish's Blog: The Impact of Personalised Video Feedback on Sixth Form Hi... This year I have been working on videoing the feedback that I am giving to my sixth form students. My AS class produced an essay on the extent to which Hitler's consolidation of power was achieved in a legal manner. I then videod the feedback and the students used the feedback to improve their original draft using DIRT.

Goals, Objectives and Outcomes › Assessment Primer › Assessment › University of Connecticut Outcomes Pyramid The assessment literature is full of terminology such as “mission”, “goals”, “objectives”, “outcomes”, etc. but lacking in a consensus on a precise meaning of each of these terms. Part of the difficulty stems from changes in approaches to education – shifts from objective-based, to competency-based, to outcomes-based, etc. education have taken place over the years with various champions of each espousing the benefits of using a different point of view. The Outcomes Pyramid shown below presents a pictorial clarification of the hierarchical relationships among several different kinds of goals, objectives, and outcomes that appear in assessment literature.

15 Sure-Fire Steps To Accomplish Your Goals Looking to accomplish your goals and wondering how to go about it? Have a look at these 15 steps to accomplish your goals and enjoy life abundantly, proud of your success. You never know what you may learn from your experiences so make plans, have a timeline, relax, and enjoy. Strive for everything that it is worth. 1.

How It Works Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers by engaging their classrooms with a series of educational exercises and games. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to login. Socrative runs on tablets, smartphones, and laptops. Teachers login through their device and select an activity which controls the flow of questions and games. Students simply login with their device and interact real time with the content. Student responses are visually represented for multiple choice, true/false and Short Answer questions.

Text Structure Worksheets Identifying Text Structure 1: Read the passages. Identify the text structure. Write information from the passage into the appropriate graphic organizer. Marking Matters Like most teachers in the autumn term, I have set myself a few targets, some of them to do with marking. I’m going to make sure that I mark student work regularly, make it useful and get students to do something with it. In search of a bit of inspiration, I read two great blogs on this subject over the weekend. The first was by the marvellous David Didau (@LearningSpy) entitled ‘Marking is an act of love’.

Rubrics - Information Literacy Tools @ Pitt - LibGuides at University of Pittsburgh Most educators define a rubric as a scoring tool that lists the criteria for performance of specific tasks by a defined level. In its simplest form (for a specific assignment) a rubric is usually composed of four parts and detailed in a grid. In the context of information literacy, a rubric can be developed for various levels and audiences, from the simple lesson plan to a definition of the entire information literacy program. The ULS Information Literacy and Assessment Working Group has created several rubrics that can be used by faculty and librarians to incorporate appropriate structure and assessment to the development of their instructional sessions. These rubrics are based on the ACRL Standards and the eight skill sets identified by the SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) test currently in use at the University of Pittsburgh.

Self-evaluation - Career-long Professional Learning - Professional learning Having highly-skilled, committed and motivated teachers is to the benefit of all our children and young people by improving their learning experiences. Developing and maintaining skills, commitment and motivation is part of a career-long process. This process involves all teachers engaging in self-evaluation and in being career-long learners. Teachers who engage in self-evaluation are best placed to be active participants in determining the focus of their learning and its intended outcomes, how their learning occurs and how its success is evaluated.

Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class. Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Having said that the following are apps that I would consider using; Evernote: FREE Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use.

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