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Janet Hale

"Angry Birds" - A Lesson in Assessment FOR Learning | Kathy Perret - 0 views

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    "The Rationale and Overview goes on to state that "Assessment for Learning involves the following key actions: sharing learning intentions; sharing and negotiating success criteria; giving feedback to pupils; effective questioning; and encouraging pupils to assess and evaluate their own and others' work."

    So where does Angry Birds fit in? Let's breakdown the key actions [above] and compare"
Janet Hale

SE2R Can Revolutionize How We Assess Learning | AdvancED - 0 views

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    "This is how evaluation and reporting works in the student-centered classroom that I like to call a Results Only Learning Environment (ROLE). There is no room for numbers, percentages or letter grades in a ROLE. Instead, students collaborate with each other and with their teacher, in order to demonstrate mastery of various objectives contained in yearlong projects. Learning is a conversation built on a system of summary, explanation, redirection and resubmission - something all stakeholders in the classroom come to know simply as SE2R. If a report card is required, the student and teacher agree on what that final grade should be, based on how all feedback was handled throughout a grading period."
Janet Hale

ACT College and Career Readiness Standards | ACT College and Career Readiness Standards... - 0 views

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    View or Print the ACT Standards

    for: English, Mathematics, Reading
    Science
    , and Writing

Janet Hale

Is the ACT Changing Because of the Common Core? - 0 views

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    "As you may know, the ACT has been undergoing some slight changes lately. The goal of these changes is to make the ACT more rigorous so it can better reflect "college and career readiness." College and career readiness is also a major goal of the Common Core. Since both the Common Core and the ACT have the same goal, it's not surprising some of the recent ACT changes seem to bring the test more in line with Common Core standards."
Janet Hale

Hacking Feedback: Receiving Feedback From Students - 0 views

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    "One of my favorite education books is The Courage to Teach. In that text, Parker Palmer explores teaching as a daily exercise in vulnerability. As teachers, we expose ourselves, and often the content we love, to an at-times unforgiving world. Difficult students, dud lessons, doubting colleagues, short-sighted initiatives, all exacerbated by the challenges of our lives outside the classroom, can eventually harden a teacher. And that skepticism can make it a lot harder to take the risks necessary to get better."
Janet Hale

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment - Mike Fisher - 0 views

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    "Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with others around the globe, performance tasks, and more. Getting these design elements into a teacher's current curriculum demands that teachers create professional habits around Replacement Thinking."
Janet Hale

Why one Common Core test will match the tough national exam known as the Nation's Repor... - 0 views

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    "For years, there has been a gulf between the sunny results on state tests that show the majority of students are doing just fine and the much lower performance on the tough national exam, the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP). As the scores on new, tougher Common Core tests are revealed this year advocates are hopeful that gap will shrink."
Janet Hale

Are new Common Core tests really better than the old multiple-choice tests? - The Hechi... - 0 views

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    "You are a congresswoman's chief-of-staff and she needs your help coming up with a position on whether a nuclear power plant should be built in the district. These are the kinds of prompts students across the country are being presented with during the first round of Common Core testing this spring."
Janet Hale

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond."
Janet Hale

Educational Leadership:Using Assessments Thoughtfully:Are Our Kids Ready for Computeriz... - 0 views

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    "How to Get Students There ... The new online assessments will challenge educators to ensure that students not only have learned certain things, but also can demonstrate their knowledge using technology and apply their learning to a variety of tasks-all without the direction of the teacher."
Janet Hale

How Will Common Core Change What We Do? | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "As full implementation of Common Core State Standards nears, educators are searching for answers to three questions: 1) What are the CC State Standards? 2) How will they change what I do? and 3) Why are they here? Some of the details are frustratingly elusive as various groups -- publishers, school districts, states, and universities -- jockey for positions in the first post-NCLB initiative. Here's what we know that can fit into a blog:"
Janet Hale

The State of the Common Core | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Millions of teachers and thousands of districts in 45 states are currently undergoing a sea change in the way that they teach and assess students. The new Common Core Standards for learning have been phased into states and districts since 2010, and the digitized Common Core Assessments are scheduled to deploy in states that have adopted them as early as the 2014-2015 school year. "
Janet Hale

ASCD Express 9.02 - Assessment and Differentiation - 0 views

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    "This issue discusses ways to make assessment fair and meaningful for each student and how to generate assessment data that informs how you will tailor instruction to meet individual student needs."
Janet Hale

Assessment Administration Guidance | PARCC - 0 views

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    "Assessment Administration Guidance"
Janet Hale

Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimates - Curriculum Matters - Education ... - 0 views

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    "New tests being designed for students in nearly half the states in the country will take eight to 10 hours, depending on grade level, and schools will have a testing window of up to 20 days to administer them, according to guidance released today.

    The new information comes from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, one of the two big groups of states that are building tests in mathematics and English/language arts for the common standards. It answers one of the big, dangling questions that's attended the process of making these new tests: Given their promises to measure students' skills in a deeper, more nuanced way, partly through the use of extended performance tasks, just how long will these tests take?"
Janet Hale

Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "In recent years, most students in my project-based AP Government classes have indicated, in both class discussions and anonymously on surveys, that they prefer project-based learning to a more traditional classroom experience. They find PBL more fun and believe that it leads to deeper learning. However, two types of students often resist this model. Students of the first type generally do not enjoy school at all, and are looking for the path of least resistance. "
Janet Hale

How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful? | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "I think meaningful assessments can come in many shapes and sizes. It fact, to be thoroughly engaging and to draw the best work out of the students, assessments should come in different formats."
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