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Assessment

Look beyond high-stakes testing to learn about different ways of assessing the full range of student ability -- social, emotional, and academic achievement.

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  • Using the Inquiry Process to Improve Learning Outcomes

    With data gathered from early assessments, teachers can work together to improve lessons to better meet the needs of all students.
    Annette Perez
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  • How to Design Better Tests, Based on the Research

    A review of a dozen recent studies reveals that to design good tests, teachers need to consider bias, rigor, and mindset.
  • A Year of No Tests

    Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress free for students.
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  • Choosing Effective Assessments for PBL

    By diversifying the manner of assessment in project-based learning, teachers can get a fuller picture of what students know.
  • 3 Reasons a Teacher Gave Up Grading

    How the practice of “ungrading” transformed a teacher’s life, and motivated her students to think for themselves.
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    The Case Against Zeros in Grading

    Teachers can rethink their grading practices to make them more mathematically fair for students and allow for redemption for a missed assignment.
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  • 6 Unproductive Ways to Learn Math Basics—and What to Do Instead

    Tune up your math teaching with this review of strategies to avoid, plus alternatives that will challenge, engage, and enlighten your students.
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  • How to Reduce Guessing During Testing Season

    Metacognitive tasks can help eliminate guessing and ensure that elementary students show what they know on standardized tests.
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  • An Illustration depicting a formative assessment concept

    7 Smart, Fast Ways to Do Formative Assessment

    Within these methods you’ll find close to 40 tools and tricks for finding out what your students know while they’re still learning.
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    The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

    We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.
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  • From the Classroom to the House

    Jahana Hayes, congresswoman and high school history teacher, on the disconnect between Washington and the classroom, and the importance of keeping teacher voices in the mix.
  • 7 Ways to Get Retrieval Practice Right

    Effective retrieval practice strategies help students identify what they know about a given concept and retain that information for the long-term.
    437
  • Assessing Student Understanding Through Drawings

    When students translate the concepts they're learning into visual representations, it reveals much about how deeply they understand the material.
    436
  • No Points Off for Late Work

    A look at how one teacher adjusted her policies to encourage learners to turn in quality assignments, even if they were late.
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  • The Value of Reciprocal Feedback

    Teachers often give high school students feedback to guide their learning—soliciting feedback about the class from them helps deepen the teacher-student rapport.
    350

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