Entries related to: assessment

Tests Without Grades: Learning Moments

Have you seen Leah Alcala's My Favorite No? It happens to be one of the most popular videos on...

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A Back-to-School Backpack Just For You

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Your Back-To-School Backpack

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Five Tips To Help You Transition From Teacher to Coach

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Formative Teaching and Learning

Everyone in education has heard of formative assessment. At first, we may think of it as...

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Formative Assessment Resources: Try Them Today, Tomorrow, or Soon

Recently, Teaching Channel brought you into classrooms where teachers and students are using...

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Checking For Understanding with Formative Assessments

As teachers, we all know what it feels like to grade a pile of tests and discover the unsettling...

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Letting Students Grapple: Formative Assessment

Editor's Note: Math teachers across the country are learning about the power of formative...

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Give Students the Lead with Learning Goals and Success Criteria

One of the hardest jobs we have as teachers is assessing student learning. One of the things...

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Formative Assessment Practices to Support Student Learning

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is an organization of member states committed to...

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Reflect on Learning with a Portfolio Defense

There are many things that I have waited to confess to my students until the time feels right....

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Learning from Students’ Productive Struggles

As you think about getting ready for assessments, it's important to think about the role student...

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Critical Friends: Building a Culture of Collaboration

"… a critical friend is someone who is encouraging and supportive, but who also provides honest...

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Planning to Assess: How to Align Your Instruction

For many of us, the new year brings new assessments -- and undoubtedly, some anxiety. This can...

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Using Assessment to Elevate Learning, Not Rank Students

Imagine you are the coach of your daughter's soccer team. Assessment would be important to you....

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The A-B-Cs of Giving Feedback to a Colleague

Providing feedback. It's so much more than sharing some helpful information with another person...

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Evaluating Lessons: Tips for Calibrating Group Feedback

My bet is if we place fifty educators in a room with a rubric and piece of student writing,...

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25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great”

Ubiquitous at best. Overused and cliché at worst. Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started to...

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Assessment Diaries: Feedback From Students

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Video Playlist: Authentic Assessments

At this time of the year, there's typically a lot of anxiety around summative assessments. What...

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