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Resources to ensure grades that are accurate, consistent, meaningful, and supportive of learning
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The Assessment Network

The Assessment Network | Assessment and Grading for Learning | Scoop.it
Educators interested in sharing ideas and strategies related to assessing students in manners that increase learning.
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11 telling stories about 2013 school reform

11 telling stories about 2013 school reform | Assessment and Grading for Learning | Scoop.it
They also tell us what's ahead in 2014.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 26, 2013 2:56 PM

We need to reimagaine school, but it is essential to do it together in ways that honour and respect each other.

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Utah may trade school letter grades for more detail, include colleges

Utah may trade school letter grades for more detail, include colleges | Assessment and Grading for Learning | Scoop.it
Utah’s school grading system would spread to colleges and universities, include more information — and potentially drop controversial letter grades, under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by the governor’s education adviser. The proposal aims to be more transparent and to show how schools are progressing toward state leaders’ education goals, Tami Pyfer explained. Those include: • Seeing 66 percent of Utah adults hold postsecondary degrees or certificates by 2020. • Getting ...
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What is Performance Assessment? - Getting Smart | Project-based learning

What is Performance Assessment? - Getting Smart | Project-based learning | Assessment and Grading for Learning | Scoop.it

Performance assessments are real-world scenarios that reflect the ambiguity of real-world challenges. They require higher-order thinking and problem solving. They are concluded with authentic performance.

 

- Real-world scenario: students assume roles in real-world scenarios.

 

- Authentic, complex process: scenarios reflect complex and ambiguity of real-world challenges.

 

- Higher-order thinking: requires critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and problem solving.

 

- Authentic performance: the ‘product’ reflects what a professional would produce.

 

- Transparent evaluation criteria: the learning outcomes drive the creation of the task.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 26, 2013 4:56 PM

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, December 29, 2013 12:56 PM

Doesn't real time assessment, application of learning make more sense then standardzed tests which only assess how well teachers can teach the standards, whether they are state or Common Core.

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Bringing Prior Learning Assessment into Higher Education’s Mainstream

Bringing Prior Learning Assessment into Higher Education’s Mainstream | Assessment and Grading for Learning | Scoop.it

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is increasingly acknowledged to be an important component of degree completion, particularly for adult students. With the rise in availability of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other ways students can learn outside of a traditional classroom, it is even more important for institutions to find ways to encourage those students with the initiative and maturity to learn independently. However, institutional acceptance of PLA is still generally low.


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