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Article(s): Self- and Peer-Assessment Online - 1 views

  • the ultimate expression of individualism
    • joycevermeer
      n education we are always talking about the individual...doing individual child planning...working individually with students....valuing the thoughts of the individual...etc. This is a good point. Peer evaluation is the ultimate expression of individualism.
  • “Most group work is assessed by giving every individual the same grade for a team effort. However this approach runs counter to the principles of individual accountability in group learning…. difficult to determine the individual grades for work submitted by the group.”
    • joycevermeer
      This is true as well. Maybe peer assessment isn't so individualistic. How can an instructor possibly know exactly how much an individual contributed to the group work. There are ways of making it look like you're a team player, when maybe you aren't....moreso with online learning I would think.
  • a team grade AND a grade allocated for the peer evaluation, the latter usually accounting for a small percentage of the total assignment.
    • joycevermeer
      This seems right to me.
    " increase student responsibility and autonomy * strive for a more advanced and deeper understanding of the subject matter, skills and processes * lift the role and status of the student from passive learner to active leaner and assessor"

ollie_4-fall14: Article: Attributes from Effective Formative Assessment (CCSSO) - 1 views

  • The students must be actively involved in the systematic process intended to improve their learning.
  • The way these attributes are implemented depends on the particular instructional context, the individual teacher, and—perhaps most importantly—the individual students.

ollie_4-fall14: Building a Better Mousetrap - 4 views

  • rubrics, in effect, dehumanize the act of writing.
    • joycevermeer
      With writing assignments is it not best that students just write from their heart first, then see if anything needs to be tweeked to fit the rubric requirements? Teachers can encourage this, but once the rubric is there it does make it hard....especially for younger children. This article brings up many valid points.
  • build your own rubric from scratch
    • joycevermeer
      I'd probably take the build-it-from-scratch option. Sometimes it easier to come up with your own ideas than change somebody else's and you can then be more creative.
  • “Does the assessment help students become the kinds of [citizens] we want them to be?”
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  • “Does the assessment help students become the kinds of [citizens] we want them to be?”
  • “Does the assessment help students become the kinds of [citizens] we want them to be?”
  • Does the assessment help students become the kinds of [citizens] we want them to be?”
    • joycevermeer
      Asking if our assessment helps students become the kind of citizens we want them to be really puts the pressure on. We want them to want to contribute out of a sense of duty and for the good of mankind.

ollie_4-fall14: Educational Leadership: The Quest for Quality--article - 13 views

  • Specific, descriptive feedback linked to the targets of instruction and arising from the assessment items or rubrics communicates to students in ways that enable them to immediately take action, thereby promoting further learning.
    • joycevermeer
      This statement really ties into what we learned in unit 1 about rubrics. Having a rubric helps you to be able to give specific descriptive feedback that make continuous improvemnt more likely.
  • next steps in learning
    • joycevermeer
      Next steps in learning--teachers quickly understand that they must provide this, but don't always see it's connection to how we assess.
  • the need for all assessors and users of assessment results to be assessment literate
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    • joycevermeer
      These examples really help one to understand how various assessment methods have different functions.

ollie1 (Peterman): Iowa Online Teaching Standards - 28 views

  • Meets the professional teaching standards established by a state-licensing agency, or has the academic credentials in the field in which he or she is teaching (SREB A.1, Varvel II.A)
    • joycevermeer
      I developed great respect for teaching standards over the past few years as I was required to learn all about Iowa's Early Learning Standards in my position as an Early Childhood Consultant for Northwest AEA. I observed that teachers who get to know and implement the standards have better outcomes for children. Having the credentials and meeting the standards for whatever you are teaching, on or off-line, brings credibility to what you are doing.
  • Creates or selects multiple assessment instruments that are appropriate for online learning
    • joycevermeer
      I agree. We need to have various ways to assess online learning. We need to do quick screens to get an indication of where students are at, but we must also do ongoing observations. There is value in both formal and informal types of assessment.
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