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5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

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"Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."


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Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 9:00 AM

Like other comments on this scoop, I really like this article, especially items #1 and #2.  I really like those options because they are unconventional options that I still think would provide an appropriate level of challenge for the students as well as provide an alternative form of just a simple pencil and paper exam.  I think option #1 is more feasible for elementary school because it would allow students to work on skills that are more age appropriate like consolidation of information and looking for quality source material.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 12:45 PM

Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

Audrey's curator insight, March 5, 3:51 PM

All 5 assessment methods involves  students leading the learning. Asking the students questions based on their reading of the topic helps their analytical  skills and allows them to be in charge of their learning. 

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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

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"The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.

Traditionally, tests have told teachers and parents how a student “does,” then offers a very accessible point of data (usually percentage correct and subsequent letter grade) that is reported to parents as a performance indicator."


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Mary Starry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:04 PM

"Assessment for learning" versus "assessment of learning" is also promoted as a key component of the learning portfolio all colleges of pharmacy need to have to demonstrate student achievement.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:40 PM

I have practiced a system that covers four of the 5 key strategies for many years starting at five years of age.  I would not teach any other way. With this kind of assessment students after seven years of age can lead parent teacher conferences with ease and confidence. Had a dad in tears once who confessed it was the first time his son had talked meaningfully to him about his learning. Then I was in tears too....

Aunty Alice's curator insight, November 21, 2013 5:03 PM

A good little diagram but it does not address the issue of how to do it..it requires modelling, first by the teacher, then slowly devolving the responsibility to the learner, and focus on one subject area at a time e.g. Literacy . In my experience it also requires set aside time with each student to assess together, recording what has been discussed so it is not forgotten. I am talking about elementary learners here.. 

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Nuts and Bolts: Assessing the Value of Online Interactions by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine

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The changing face of assessment and feedback: how technology can ma...

Jisc webinar on outcomes from the Assessment and Feedback programme 4 Dec 2013

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Susy Parsons's curator insight, April 13, 4:19 AM

A really interesting webinar on the impact that digital technology has on the evolving educational environments for todays learners, from curriculum design, formative and summative assessment, to feedback for all stakeholders involved.

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Half an Hour: Assessment in MOOCs

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First of all, the MOOCs I have worked on have not focused on assessment - they have been courses, yes, with a small number (20 or so) taking them for credit, but the vast majority of participants auditing. So the question of marking term papers never came up. And like you, I would not contemplate multiple-choice exams in humanities and literature courses.

If you really need assessment, a few solutions have been proposed and, to a limited extend, tried out:


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Jan Zanetis's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:32 PM

You don't hear much about this side of MOOC's

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:46 PM

Excellent overview with useful links to exemplars.

Amparo Toral's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:37 AM

A must read on assessment in MOOC, with very useful links and reflections.