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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Cindy Riley Klages
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Lots of good insights into making assessment an effective aspect of learning.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 10, 2014 9:42 PM

Lovely article....the words we use matter a great deal.

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 1:19 PM

Lovely article....the words we use matter a great deal.

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Teacher Clarity: A Potent Yet Often Abused Teaching Strategy

Teacher Clarity: A Potent Yet Often Abused Teaching Strategy | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher clarity is critical. Eminent educators, Dylan Wiliam & John Hattie agree that you must be very clear about what you want your students to learn. But
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What Are the Five Formative Success Skills Every Student Needs?

What Are the Five Formative Success Skills Every Student Needs? | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
What are the formative five skills for success and why do they matter to students? Find out here.
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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning -

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Feedback for learning is a matter of communication, consistency, and tone, all driven by and for assessment practice.
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9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities

9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some awesome student-led formative assessment ideas for your kids to use? Try out ones from this list.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 1, 8:25 PM
Frequent, low- or no-stakes, recall-based formative assessment is the most effective method of securing content and skills in the longterm memory. I worked through scores of research pieces, and they all indicate the same thing. Please read this piece from the wonderful people of the Global Digital Citizen Foundation. If you want to see my keynote on the same issues it is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vJ1wqxTmLc
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Getting Started with Questions about Using Evidence to Guide Teaching and Learning

Getting Started with Questions about Using Evidence to Guide Teaching and Learning | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
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9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities

9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some awesome student-led formative assessment ideas for your kids to use? Try out ones from this list.
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Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.
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Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too

Teachers Need a Growth Mindset Too | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Pushing our students to adopt a growth mindset is an easy call. Adopting one ourselves is harder.
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Why Learning Intentions Don't Necessarily Work

Why Learning Intentions Don't Necessarily Work | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Too many times students are forced to do an activity that surrounds a concept they already know. The activities focus on doing something, rather than learning something. We need to stop doing that.
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Questions students ask when they want real feedback

Questions students ask when they want real feedback | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it

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hopelessdebugger's comment, December 9, 2016 12:04 AM
Wonderful
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4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment

4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Formative assessment can improve every classroom. Today's researcher, Dr. Douglas Reeves shares the elements of effective formative assessment that works.
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3 Non Negotiables When Teaching Students to Evaluate Their Own Learning

3 Non Negotiables When Teaching Students to Evaluate Their Own Learning | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Equity in the classroom is critical, but beware of conformity under the guise of fairness. Elementary and secondary students filter data differently. Elementary students think in facts and want to please their teachers. Secondary students consider possibilities and aim to please their peers. Students from different cultural, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds bring their own unique understanding of learning into the classroom. Every student (and teacher) has a why—a reason behind his or her action. There can be no equity so long as rules are absolute, so look for the why.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 1, 2016 12:04 PM

An interesting and important article.

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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.
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Free Webinar: Easy Formative Assessment with Google Forms - Simplek12

Free Webinar: Easy Formative Assessment with Google Forms - Simplek12 | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Join Monica Burns as she shares some of her favorite ways to use Google Forms for formative assessment.
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The Importance of Intrinsic Student Motivation When Selecting Educational Technologies

The Importance of Intrinsic Student Motivation When Selecting Educational Technologies | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Download WHITE PAPER Elizabeth R. Kazakoff, PhD, Senior Researcher, Publications Manager, Lexia Learning  
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25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset - InformED

25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset - InformED | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
“This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Although people may differ in every which way in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments, everyone can change and grow through application and experience.”

This is important because it can actually change what you strive for and what you see as success. By changing the definition, significance, and impact of failure, you change the deepest meaning of effort.

In this mindset, the hand you’re dealt is just the starting point for development. So how does this apply to learning and what can we do to help instill this attitude in our students?

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How I ‘Unconference’ in My Project-based Class

How I ‘Unconference’ in My Project-based Class | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
In her project classroom, Amber Chandler uses "unconferencing" – a flexible approach to student support, with help available from both teacher and classmates.
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How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom - by Donna Wilson

How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset In Your Classroom - by Donna Wilson | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
by Donna Wilson

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Dialogue Defibrillators: Jump-Start Classroom Discussions!

Dialogue Defibrillators: Jump-Start Classroom Discussions! | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Here are eight remedies for classroom participation issues like fuzzy questions, introverted students, lack of focus, social threat, boredom, sleepiness, cognitive load, and wait time.

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10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom

10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
When we look at what research says about becoming better at something, two pieces of evidence stand out.

First, we must have clarity on what our goals are, and where we want to go or what we want to become.

Second, it is deliberate practice (combined with feedback loops) that increase the myelin in our brain and in turn help improve performance and growth.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 12, 10:52 AM
Excellent. Worth a read.
 
Sacra Jáimez's curator insight, January 12, 1:11 PM
We shouldn't take for granted how important is to set a habit formation loop  in our classes so that longlife learning and continuous improvement be just part of the process of being an educated person.
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Carol Dweck - Don't Let Praise Become a Consolation Prize

Carol Dweck - Don't Let Praise Become a Consolation Prize | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Helping children confront challenges requires a more nuanced understanding of the “growth mindset.”
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Let Students Use Notes on Class Tests & Quizzes - Interesting approach to Assessment

Let Students Use Notes on Class Tests & Quizzes - Interesting approach to Assessment | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Amber Chandler shares techniques to help students learn how to take good notes and use them during class tests. The process also helps her improve lesson plans.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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hopelessdebugger's comment, December 9, 2016 12:03 AM
Nice I like it
Vicky Gómez Robles's curator insight, December 9, 2016 9:53 AM
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Three Ways to Design Better Classrooms and Learning Spaces

Three Ways to Design Better Classrooms and Learning Spaces | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
By Danish Kurani - Our potential for better education remains limited by outdated physical spaces, so here are three ways to design better learning spaces.
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What Constitutes an Assessment? Assessment Strengthens Writers

What Constitutes an Assessment? Assessment Strengthens Writers | Formative Assessment for Learning | Scoop.it
Assessment serves several purposes, and when used intentionally, can drive instruction in meaningful ways for our learners.
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