Competency-based learning provides students clear feedback about specific competencies and skills gained over time.
From making it adaptive to changing the form, timing, language, or structure of the assessment, here are 20 ways to improve a test.
Criterion-Referenced Assessment One way to think about it: Measures a student’s performance against a goal, specific objective, or standard.
Does the item require a passage or graphic? Does it provide all students with the best opportunity to ‘show what they know’?
One misunderstanding about assessment of learning? That it’s a one-way communication: the teacher provides feedback and students listen.
At the most basic level, these could be thumbs up/thumbs sideways/thumbs down. They could also be question marks and exclamation points.
18 of the best formative assessment tools for teachers–to glean data, take snapshots of understanding, create digital exit slips, and more.
Since students typically perform better on low-level thinking items, teachers may believe students understand more deeply than they actually do.
Rethinking grading in project-based learning can support and encourage students by clarifying complexity and rewarding nuance of understanding.
Throughout the K-12 learning landscape, assessment practices are changing to embrace assessment for learning, not assessment of learning.
Teachers have moved from the question of “Should I use technology?” to “How can I integrate technology best, enhancing the learning experience without hijacking it?”
If the goal a student has to clear is absurdly low, then the assessment is not rigorous even though it is ‘standards-based’ testing and scoring.
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