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Formative assessment of learning and for learning...to drive instruction
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No more zeros in K12 education

No more zeros in K12 education | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
The zero-out-of-100 is just one of the traditional grading practices schools are rethinking as they seek to report student performance more accurately.
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Time to think more carefully about grading practices...
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When Testing Takes Over

When Testing Takes Over | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
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Daniel Koretz has a new must read book...The Testing Charade....how a good thing derailed good instruction in favor of relentless test prep #edchat #optout
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Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

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More inquiry based learning experiences and less test prep would be a nice start... foster a curious mind!
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How Minecraft Supports Social and Emotional Learning in K–12 Education

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The question is "how do reading programs support SEL?"... answer: they don't! #pbl #gamebasedlearning #dontknockvideogames
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Education Week

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Seems obvious... but mentor selection is critical... need mentors with passion, coaching skills and experience... not people who want the stipend only!
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Education Week

Education Week | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
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More research on the developmental appropriateness of invented spelling.
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Beyond the Bubble Test: Why We Need Performance Assessments

Beyond the Bubble Test: Why We Need Performance Assessments | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it

Last spring, while millions of American students were bubbling in answers to multiple-choice questions on the ubiquitous tests that determine school and teacher ratings, student promotions, graduation, and college admissions, some students were meeting a higher standard. At the Urban Academy, a second chance high school in New York City that is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, Gemma Venuti completed the set of research papers that were part of her graduation portfolio — and defended them before a committee of teachers, students, and experts from outside the school.

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Anything by Linda Darling Hammond is well thought out advice... particularly here...
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Adding Students and Teachers Back Into “Data-Driven Schools”

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Summative assessments do little to close achievement gaps... they only signal the call to better formative assessment practices... better to meet, analyze and discuss ongoing formative assessments
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Reading Comprehension and Working Memory's Executive Processes: An Intervention Study in Primary School Students

Reading Comprehension and Working Memory's Executive Processes: An Intervention Study in Primary School Students | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
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Pretty fascinating research on executive skills & reading comprehension
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10 Tips for Developing Student Agency

10 Tips for Developing Student Agency | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Student agency may be as important an outcome of schooling as basic skills according to a new Harvard study.
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Outstanding article with matrix on teaching for student agency
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Education Week

Education Week | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
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Things are going to get interesting for Title 1!
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Education Week

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Another thoughtful post by HGSE professor Jal Metha.... Unfortunately some districts do little to groom, foster, support, develop and value teacher leaders ... But they are the key to quality PD
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Beware of the Test Prep Trap

Beware of the Test Prep Trap | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it

Insights from guest blogger Jay McTighe on how to avoid the trap of test
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Great post by Jay McTigue... "beware the test prep debacle"...
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'We need to break free from the belief that numbers on a chart act as a reliable proxy for learning'

'We need to break free from the belief that numbers on a chart act as a reliable proxy for learning' | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
Schools have the key to breaking the shackles of teacher assessment – but now teachers need to be brave enough to introduce their own post-levels system, writes NAHT's James Bowen
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thoughtful post on  the pervasive practices of assessment grounded in numbers only... we have to ask ourselves to reexamine our beliefs about assessment, what are we getting out of our assessment practices and how does it impact our teaching and student learning...
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12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment - TeachThought

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment - TeachThought | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
Below we’ve gathered 12 of what we consider ‘must-read’ articles about assessment. They purposely cover a variety of different angles, from purpose to function to assessment strategies. We could come up with another 12 tomorrow, and the next day, and so on, so we don’t intend for this to be an exhaustive (it’s only 12) list that is the final word on assessment. It is, rather, a good start. The list features TeachThought content, but the vast majority (8 of the 12) come from other sites and resources.

Via Jim Lerman, Dean J. Fusto
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Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience - TeachThought PD

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience - TeachThought PD | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
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Teaching well includes understanding basic principles of neuroscience
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Our Kids Are Drowning in Homework, But Still Not Learning

Our Kids Are Drowning in Homework, But Still Not Learning | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
It was only a couple of weeks into the school year when I found myself venting to family and friends about the amount of homework
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Heartily endorse this post! Teachers and parents need to hold stakeholders accountable!
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Letter to Students and Parents on Feedback and Grades

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Outstanding post on feedback bs grading, citing great resources by Willam, Dweck, Wormeli, and Pink...#checkforunderstanding #feedback
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teachwrite

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More on teaching kids to write... offerings by some of the great thought leaders on the subject...@lindamreif #dontkillthewriter
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to
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Start with "What are your wondering?"
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Adding Students and Teachers Back Into “Data-Driven Schools”

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Timely post on the need
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Education Department Announces Next Step in President's Testing Action Plan | U.S. Department of Education

Education Department Announces Next Step in President's Testing Action Plan | U.S. Department of Education | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
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More millions for testing... How about millions for project based learning, PD, and classroom libraries! #edchat #elemed
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Why Do Schools Stifle Kids' Movement?

Why Do Schools Stifle Kids' Movement? | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
Children acquire knowledge by acting and then reflecting on their experiences, but such opportunities are increasingly rare in school.
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Kids need to move, sitting quietly is so last century...#brainscience #evolutionarybiology
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How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses - The Hechinger Report

How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses - The Hechinger Report | Assessment k-5 | Scoop.it
OAKLAND, Calif. — It was almost the end of first period at Bret Harte Middle School when the five superintendents descended on math class.
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Instructional leadership ... The holy grail of administration... Time to shift?
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