Look beyond high-stakes testing to learn about different ways of assessing the full range of student ability -- social, emotional, and academic achievement.
- By tracking progress and building on it, a New Orleans preschool creates a culture of improvement for the whole school.
- Within these methods you’ll find close to 40 tools and tricks for finding out what your students know while they’re still learning.
- Hundreds of teachers discussed the best ways to guide students toward mastery—without being taken advantage of.
- Giving students time to explore ideas with no immediate grade pressure helps motivate them to be creative and take intellectual risks.
- A face-to-face chat provides an alternative for students who struggle to show what they know on tests.
- This quick exercise scaffolds peer critique for elementary students.
- No-zero policies spur serious—and productive—debate among teachers. We look at the big insights on both sides of the argument.
- A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment.
- Gather and use valuable student data to inform your classroom practice.
- A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.
- Competency-based education personalizes how students show mastery by giving them choice in how they’re assessed.
- Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
- Elementary students have a better chance of showing what they’re learning when they have a choice about how to show it.
- Grading is time-consuming but necessary, so we have some techniques for making it more effective and efficient.
- An assessment called a one-pager has students use art to show what they know—and it can be used across the curriculum.