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Lisa Moore

Strategies to enhance peer feedback | Assessment for Learning - 21 views

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    many meta-cognitive formatives!
Jo Hawke

From the Trenches: A Lesson Plan - To Kill a Mockingbird - 15 views

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    Six project options to serve as final assessment for novel study. Focuses especially on Civil Rights Movement, prejudice, and legal system.
Vanessa Alander

Formative and Summative Assessment in the Classroom - 12 views

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      Use of exit slips as formative assessments!  
  • self-evaluation is a logical step in the learning process.
  • students keeping ongoing records of their work not only engages students, it
Katie Anderson

Education Week: NAEP Writing Exams Going Digital in 2011 - 6 views

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    NAEP writing tests are moving toward digitalization. An Ed Week report. Question: what does this mean for how teachers will teach writing? 
Katie Anderson

NAEP - What Does the NAEP Writing Assessment Measure? - 4 views

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    Important to consider what NAEP will assess in comparison with state writing tests, especially as they are being reformatted (e.g., Texas with the STAAR test).  
Karen LaBonte

I Am a Teacher in Florida « Tangerine, Florida - 5 views

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    A must-read post from a teacher facing FL's new laws linking teacher salaries to student performance.
Grace Lin

Portfolios (Authentic Assessment Toolbox) - 12 views

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    Helpful overview for implementing a portfolio system.
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    Portfolio assessment toolbox
Christy White

Yarp : Simple Invitations and Surveys - 2 views

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    Great for quick surveys. Can do invitations as well, but would be interesting to survey students.
Terrie D

English Online / English - ESOL - Literacy Online website - English - ESOL - Literacy O... - 0 views

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    New Zealand Curriculum
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    English online
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    New Zealand Curriculum
Clifford Baker

The English Teacher Blog » Blog Archive » The Differentiator - 1 views

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    As teachers make selections from the boxes at the bottom, the choices are entered at the top. By the time a teacher has selected a thinking skill, content, resources to be used, the final product, and the size of the group (one option is "1″), the assessment is summarized at the top of the screen.
Sheri Edwards

CMS Test results invite scrutiny - CharlotteObserver.com - 0 views

  • Staff at both schools will collect 10- to 15-percent pay hikes based on this year's scores, money that goes away next year. The raises, paid for by county commissioners eager to see kids succeed at low-performing schools, illustrate the rewards and penalties that can hang on test scores.
  • In 2006, a principal split Garinger into five academies with specialized themes. The New Technology school emerged strong, but the rest of the campus struggled.
  • She was convinced the dismal pass rate could change but believed many needed stronger skills to pass exams. “We really had to put the brakes on things,” she said. That meant letting strong students go straight into the EOC classes. But weaker ones took a semester or more of preparatory classes designed to boost their reading, math or science skills.
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  • The Observer analysis shows an unusually large number of Garinger International students sidestepped EOC courses in 2008-09. (See box.)
  • This year the school added juniors, which meant enrollment grew by almost 50 percent. Yet the school gave 46 fewer tests.
  • In English I, which all ninth-graders must take, Garinger International's pass rate went from 67 to 81 percent.
  • the only thing we have to vary is the time it takes to attain the standards. We do not all learn at the same rate.
  • It sounds like the principal is trying to help all her kids be successful. Why must that be cause for suspicion??
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    What do you think?
Denee Tyler

Greater Expectations - 0 views

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    A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College
Patrick Higgins

Trouble with Rubrics - 0 views

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    Kohn makes some interesting points in this piece from 2006. This would be a great article for a discussion, or a diigo annotation session.
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