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Assessment

Look beyond high-stakes testing to learn about different ways of assessing the full range of student ability -- social, emotional, and academic achievement.

  • 5 Apps to Enhance Distance Learning

    These (mostly free) applications allow teachers to create virtual classrooms, record lessons, and collect student work.
    Kyleen Gray
  • On Standardized Tests, Students Face an ‘Online Penalty’

    Switching from paper to online standardized tests caused significant drops in students’ scores—and vulnerable students were hurt the worst.
  • Fast and Efficient Ways to Provide Feedback

    Three simple strategies to provide feedback that save time and improve student performance.
  • Summative Assessment in Distance Learning

    Whether schools are using regular grades or not, teachers need to accurately assess learning while their students are at home. These are some helpful ideas to consider.
  • The Case for Not Allowing Test Retakes

    As more educators drop penalties for late work and allow students to redo tests, a high school teacher says that traditional policies are better for the majority of students.
    Anthony Palma
  • 7 Smart, Fast Ways to Do Formative Assessment

    Within these methods you’ll find close to 40 tools and tricks for finding out what your students know while they’re still learning.
  • 60-Second Strategy: Respond, Reflect, and Review

    This simple activity helps students practice giving and receiving peer feedback—and gets them out of their desks.
  • 3 Reasons Students Procrastinate—and How to Help Them Stop

    Psychologists have uncovered reasons why students put off important work. But there are a few simple things teachers can do to keep students on track.
  • Using Universal Design to Create Better Assessments

    Tapping into elements of Universal Design for Learning may help teachers create fairer and more reliable tests.
  • 6 Ways to Transition IEP Goals to Remote Learning

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, meeting IEP goals can be a challenge. We offer ways to help.
  • 6 Teacher-Approved Tips for Faster, More Effective Feedback

    More is not always better (and other life-saving tips).
  • 3 Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching

    Gather and use valuable student data to inform your classroom practice.
  • Do No-Zero Policies Help or Hurt Students?

    No-zero policies spur serious—and productive—debate among teachers. We look at the big insights on both sides of the argument. 
  • 60-Second Strategy: Interview Assessments

    A face-to-face chat provides an alternative for students who struggle to show what they know on tests.
  • Allowing Test Retakes—Without Getting Gamed

    Hundreds of teachers discussed the best ways to guide students toward mastery—without being taken advantage of.

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