Assessment Objectives'S ARCHIVE

  • How do you choose the right assessment? The answer depends on what questions you are trying to answer. Equally important is knowing how the assessment will get to those answers. From in-the-moment verbal feedback to technology-enhanced test items, modern assessment leverages a wide variety of techniques to surface evidence of student learning. Here are five assessment […]

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  • Are American kids spending too much time taking standardized tests in schools? Ask many parents, and even President Obama, and you’ll likely get a resounding YES. But is this an accurate assessment of the reality of student testing in U.S. schools? A report cited by the President said that kids spend 20 – 25 hours […]

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  • Earlier this year, Andrew Miller continued his praise of formative assessment in an Edutopia post – Formative Assessment is Transformational. He discussed grading transformation, where “formative assessment leads to more equitable and fair grading practices.” He touched on teaching transformation, where “working smarter, not harder” is one of the natural outcomes from implementing formative assessment. […]

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  • I got my Straight A’s newsletter from the Alliance for Excellent Education in my inbox not too long ago and one of the articles in particular caught my attention. It was titled A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH: New Study Finds Dropping Out of High School Could Be as Deadly as Smoking. Needless to say […]

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  • In the recently released PDK/Gallup poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools, results included a review of American attitudes toward assessment. The poll found that 64% of Americans said that there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in the public schools. The poll also found that Americans are “ambivalent” about comparing test […]

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