Tag: Authentic Assessment

The Dos and Don’ts of Creating Meaningful Assessments

Designing assessments to analyze teaching and learning One of the most frustrating parts of teaching for me has been assessments. There have been so many times when I’ve felt success in learning with my students throughout a unit only to realize they haven’t learned what I thought or hoped they had. It’s equally frustrating for

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Feedback for Students, by Students

Developing student efficacy and engagement. Four Ways to Help Students Take a More Active Role in the Feedback Process. Much has been written about feedback in recent years that most educators are acutely aware of the powerful influence it can have on student learning. Educators likely know that there is wide variation in the effectiveness

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Classroom Tech for Learning Checks

In its keys for educating young adolescents, AMLE calls for educators to use a variety of assessments in an effort to both advance and measure student learning. Daily, teachers are using assessment to guide instruction and to provide data about student achievement. In a teacher’s busy day of balancing teaching loads, meetings, and managerial tasks,

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