Assessment

TeachThought Podcast Ep. 94 Why I Don’t Grade

Drew Perkins talks with Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington about grading (or not grading), assessment and the relationship to teaching and learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Jesse Stommel – web site, Twitter Jesse’s “Why I Don’t Grade” blog Digital Pedagogy Lab […]

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Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Mutliple-Choice Questions

  Assessment Quality? 9 Steps To Creating Effective Mutliple-Choice Questions contributed by Dr. Stephen Murphy, Measured Progress One of the critical elements to understanding what students know and are able to do is using spot-on assessment items that provide fair and valid data. Good data helps teachers make instructional decisions, informing student groupings and identifying needs […]

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12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster

12 Smart Ideas To Grade Essays Faster by Todd Finley Does grading a stack of papers feel like shoveling smoke for a weekend? Like the payoff does not equal your effort? Over the years, I’ve learned strategies to reduce my essay grading time and mental hangover without sacrificing student accountability and the benefits of feedback. […]

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8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data contributed by Daniel R. Venables, Founder of Center for Authentic PLCs Teachers look at data for one reason: to teach better. We don’t look at data to compare teachers or students (though this sometimes happens) or to point fingers. Data are tools teachers can use to improve—not […]

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5 Out-Of-The Box Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

5 Out-Of-The Box Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com & Terry Heick Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms. […]

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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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