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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer | Writing for Common Core Standards | Scoop.it

"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 11:04 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 8:40 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 8:03 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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Word Sense

Word Sense | Writing for Common Core Standards | Scoop.it
Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, October 11, 2013 3:05 PM

A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:29 PM

Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:11 PM
What a great tool for students to use in their writing.