Assessment

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

  by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. There are great books about assessment (Tomlinson’s on assessment in the differentiated classroom are good, for example), and PD too (which among other fantastic companies, we also offer, details of which […]

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6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

by Iain Lancaster Over the past two decades there has been a lot written, and much discussion, around the use effective use of assessment in the classroom. Unfortunately many educators, particularly at the secondary school level, continue to cling tenaciously to “traditional” practices which are, at best ineffective and at worst, counterproductive to the goals […]

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4 Examples Of Increasing Rigor In Summative Assessment

4 Examples Of Increasing Rigor In Summative Assessment by Barbara R. Blackburn Increasing rigor is a key strategy for improving student achievement. How do you take existing summative assessments–mainly tests–and make them more rigorous? Let’s look at strategies for four types of common formal assessments. See also: How To Add Rigor To Anything 4 Examples Showing […]

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5 Elements Of A Quality Multiple Choice Question

The Anatomy Of Assessment: 5 Elements Of A Quality Multiple Choice Question by Nanda Krish, CEO of Wisewire Computer-based assessments have given teachers, educators, and administrators powerful tools for enhancing the testing process, all while allowing for efficient scoring of high volumes. However, those benefits are rendered useless if the actual content isn’t successful. The key to […]

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3 Lessons Learned On The Way To High Quality Student Work

Lessons Learned On The Journey To High Quality Student Work (Part 1) by Eric White, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator *this blog is part 1 of 2 (read part 2 here) Contact Us >> to bring Eric White and Teachthought PD to your school! While educators have differing philosophies on how students best learn, one statement I routinely […]

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Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking

Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking by Beckie Stobaugh, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator Contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Beckie to your school! As a new principal, I sat at my desk reviewing classroom assessments and I dropped my head in dismay. It was no wonder our students were receiving high marks on classroom assessments—almost all […]

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Stop Praising Student Work. Be Specific Instead.

Stop Praising Student Work. Be Specific Instead. by Paul Moss, @edmerger There is some very useful discussion presently about minimizing written feedback to save teachers time, with excellent strategies to achieve it promoted by Enser, and McGill. We all know that time demands on teachers seems to be ever growing. Sometimes I feel I must […]

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34 Strategies For The Stages Of Assessment: Before, During & After

34 Strategies For The Stages Of Assessment: Before, During & After by TeachThought Staff For professional development on assessment, contact us today.  The follow graphic from the infographic-famous Mia MacMeekin offers 34 strategies for each stage of the assessment process–before, during, and after. Rather than simply repeat them from the graphic, we’ve give a quick primer on […]

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