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14 Tips to Doing Rewrites, Redos, and Reassessments the Right Way
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In Rick Wormeli’s article Redos and Retakes Done Right, he states “allowing students to redo assignments and assessments is the best way to prepare them for adult life.”
According to Wormeli, many teachers feel that denying students opportunities to show their full potential after providing substantial results builds ‘moral fibre’. These teachers have the mindset that there should be rigid deadlines for assignments and that marks should be taken off for late submissions, and even give zeroes in some situations. Wormeli counters by claiming that “these practices have the opposite effect: They retard student achievement and maturation.”
In Kenaston School, specifically in math and the senior sciences, students have the opportunity to redo assessments in 2011-2012. Teachers have taken Wormeli’s guidelines into consideration, applying some of his recommendations. Kenaston teachers advise that by incorporating Wormeli’s ideas into practice, teachers can make redos fair for both the student and teacher.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
3 Indicators of Assessment-Capable VISIBLE LEARNERS
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This short but informative article looks at what students need to become Assessment Capable Learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Abdelillah Ouarest
Author Bryan Goodwin
Author Debbie Diller
Author Douglas B Fisher Nancy Frey
Author John T Almarode
Author Laura H Baecher
Author Patrick Flynn Amy Tepper
Date Added:
03/02/2020
6 Teacher-Approved Tips for Faster, More Effective Feedback from Edutopia
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"Giving students good feedback is crucial, but it can also be incredibly time-consuming. So we went straight to the source—experienced teachers—and identified some of the best advice we could find for striking the right balance between effective assessment and a reasonable workload."

This short video is excellent and provides 6 awesome tips for assessment!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Edutopia
George Lucas Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2020
The 7 Best Assessment Practices and Resources You Can Use Right Now
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This high impact article from Wabisabi examines best practices in assessment. The ideas are practical, low-organization and high impact.

Included:
*7 Mindful Assessment Tools (summaries, open-ended questions, student interviews, daily learning journals, peer teaching, quick draw showdown, self-grading)

*7 Best Assessment Practices (transform the test, consider where you are starting, make a diagnosis, master multiple choice, hold up a mirror, give great feedback, powerful portfolios)

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Lee Watanabe-crockett
Wabisabi Learning
Date Added:
02/05/2020
9 Ways for Students to Own the Assessment
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This article examines the steps required to involve students in their assessment. This article aligns closely with the PeBL philosophy and involves students throughout the learning process.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Author Anthony Kim Jose Dotres Arnoldo Gutierrez
Author Greg Mullen
Author Laura Greenstein
Author Lee Jenkins
Author Peter Liljedahl
Author Susie Katt Kevin Dykema
Date Added:
12/17/2019
Beyond “formative”: assessments to enrich student learning
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This article examines how good assessment practices can be used to improve student learning.

Abstract

"Formative assessments can enhance and enrich student learning. Typically, these have been used to provide feedback against end-of-course standards and prepare students for summative assessments of performance or measurement of competence. Here, we present the case for using assessments for learning to encompass a wider range of important outcomes. We discuss 1) the rationale for using assessment for learning; 2) guiding theories of expertise that inform assessment for learning; 3) theoretical and empirical evidence; 4) approaches to rigor and validation; and 5) approaches to implementation at multiple levels of the curriculum. The literature strongly supports the use of assessments as an opportunity to reinforce and enhance learning. Physiology teachers have a wide range of theories, models, and interventions from which to prepare students for retention, application, transfer, and future learning by using assessments."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
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Hausman H
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Vaughn Ke
Date Added:
03/04/2020
Classroom Assessment Learning Modules from Center for Assessment
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Modules for teachers include:
*Overview & Syllabus
*Intro
*Readiness Pre-Assessment
*Formative Assessment
*Data Informed Instruction
*Summative Classroom Assessment
*Putting the Pieces Together
Classroom Assessment in a Remote Learning Environment

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Center for Assessment
Date Added:
09/29/2020
Communicating Student Learning - Resource & Professional Tool (Assessment)
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This document from Yukon education examines Communicating Student Learning Resource and Professional Learning Tool; the expectations for Yukon
schools on assessment, evaluation and communication of student learning.

Access this link by copying it and pasting it into a web browser to download the document and access the appendices http://lss.yukonschools.ca/communicating-student-learning-resource-and-professional-development-tool.html

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Yukon Education
Date Added:
02/28/2020
Developing Assessment Capable Learners - Self Directed PD for Teachers
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This self directed PD consists of the following learning modules:

Developing ACL Pre-Assessment
Overview: What is an Assessment Capable Learner?
Part 1: Where Am I Going?
Part 2: Where Am I Now?
Part 3: How Can I Close the Gap?
Developing ACL Post-Assessment
Closing and Follow-Up: Developing ACL

Content (including video), reflection questions, lesson outcomes, essential questions are included.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Author:
Arden Day
MO EDU-SAIL
Date Added:
03/02/2020
HIGH IMPACT TEACHING STRATEGIES - Excellence in Teaching & Learning
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This document from Australia looks at:
*Student achievement, engagement & well being
*Curriculum planning & assessment
*Excellence in teaching & learning
*Evidence based high impact teaching strategies
*Positive climate for learning
*Professional leadership

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
03/03/2020
Help Me Tell My Story & Talk About Math Training & Professional Learning
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This resource contains everything you need to get started using Help Me Tell My Story and Help Me Talk about Math in your classroom!A copy of the presentation is provided as well as all supporting documents and handouts. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Date Added:
12/15/2020
How To Teach Us PD – hthgse.online
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"The How to Teach Us online course was designed to help K-12 teachers integrate student voice into their classrooms. “How To Teach Us” was named as such because, in an effort to showcase strategies to enhance classroom practices around student voice, three separate documentaries were constructed to coincide with the three weekly themes of the course that specifically follow elementary, middle, and high school students.

The three focus areas for the course were: significant learning, day-to-day routines/schedules, and student-centered assessment practices. The course is designed to be completed over a total of 9 hours of work, with three separate assignments that ultimately culminate in a teacher presentation of learning (POL)."

This course is self-paced and delivered via email.
It will take 4 hours+

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
HTHgse
Date Added:
04/08/2020
How to Bring Student Choice to Assessment in Science Classes
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This article from Edutopia examines "What happens when students can opt to skip tests and instead give oral presentations or create art to show what they know?"

This is a good article to get teachers thinking about assessment in new ways.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Edutopia
John Dorroh
Date Added:
01/13/2020
I CAN Outcome Statements for Sun West School Division K to 12
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The following files contain all learning outcomes for each grade from kindergarten through grade 12 written in student-friendly I CAN statements.
This is a very useful tool for PeBL initiatives and can be used by teachers or students when designing learning activities and assignments.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
06/24/2020
John Hattie's Visible Learning and the Role of Assessment
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What Can We Do When We Are Not Making an Impact?
What Do We Do if Students Are Not Learning?

"In this short video, Douglas Fisher co-author of Visible Learning for Literacy and Visible Learning for Mathematics talks about the importance of knowing what students currently understand, determining learning goals, having multiple assessments in place, and using those assessments to guide instruction through all phases of learning—surface, deep, and transfer. "

This is an excellent video that looks at the importance of following an Assessment Process to ensure you are teaching your students where they are now, to get them where you'd like them to be.

The importance of pre-testing and formative assessment in the role of re-teaching is explored.

Students get instruction and re-teaching on a needs based model to take them from where they currently are in their learning to surface, deep and transfer levels of learning.

Subject:
Education
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Date Added:
12/17/2019
K-5 Assessment Tips
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This resource includes great assessment tips for Kindergarten to Grade 5 for in-class assessment as well as ideas for teachers who are providing remote learning to their students. We Are Teachers is a tremendous place to find ots of wonderful teaching resources in all areas for all grade levels. Check it out the complete site at: https://www.weareteachers.com/

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/05/2020
Making Sense of Learning Pathways
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Thinking of students on different pathways to learning can help us better understand Personalized Learning.
Implementing learning pathways can help teachers to "adapt to each student’s learning progress, motivation and goals".

In the example given (and there are many more versions you could use!) Students are on 3 pathways. All pathways get small group instruction!

Pathway 1 - these are the students that are usually ahead. They skip over some things and get into the deeper work.
Pathway 2 - the "core" track for students working at level.
Pathway 3 - these students may have gaps or work more slowly. They don't get MORE work, but work at their level. They will likely get more small group instruction than the other paths.

Formative assessment is used on all pathways to improve instruction and learning.

*students can move between pathways if desired or necessary!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Knowledge Works
Date Added:
01/23/2020
Marian Small – Thinking Mathematically
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This is a great site for teachers that love math (and maybe don't love but teach math anyway!)

You'll find some amazing sample questions covering different depths of knowledge, some great ways to focus on strategies, and more!

Use the top right navigation bar to find example exit slips, spatial reasoning tasks, visual pattern examples and blog entries.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Marian Small
Date Added:
02/25/2020
Mathletics Demo for Teachers - Including Assessment & Problem Solving
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This is an update of features in Mathletics for new and continued features. This is a very informal and relaxed demonstration - but very helpful!

Saskatchewan Math assessments, problem solving & reasoning, early learning, rich tasks by Dr. Marian Small & printable materials are included in this demo!

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
06/02/2020
PeBL Planning & Assessment Best Practices
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This package includes a wealth of valuable resources when preparing to plan and assess using PeBL.
Documents include: starting with the end in mind, unpacking outcomes, developing learning experiences, developing unit plans, developing lesson plans, 9 events of instruction, think aloud to unpack outcomes, steps to unpack outcomes and indicators, including 21st century skills, including REORDER, unit planning template.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/24/2018
Personal Goal Statement Guide 2021-2022
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This guide has been created to support schools with developing and monitoring personal goals (PG) for students. The documents are available in PDF (for the full guide) as well as MSWord for the Class Snapshots (in case you would like to personalize them).The guide includes:  Definition​ of PG, Why, How to set goals​ (process), Conversations/Reflections, Supports​, Example personalized goals (PG)​, Tracking template "Class Snapshot", Appendix A Setting Personal Goals Process, Appendix B & C Class Snapshots. Information is also included on how to create your school's engagement data report. A video is included to support your work as well. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Sun West School Division
Carole Butcher
Vanessa Lewis
Kelli Boklaschuk
Tammy German
Date Added:
10/30/2020
Responsive Teaching, Practice & Assessment in the Early Years - Student Supports
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"The Responsive Teaching, Practice & Assessment in Early Learning Programs document has been created in response to a need expressed by educators for supporting and responding to the varying needs of children in early learning programs. This document is intended to:
• unify a variety of early learning documents available in Saskatchewan;
• provide a process to identify and respond to the diverse needs of children ages 3-6 in early learning programs;
• enhance assessment literacy of educators and how assessment evidence can be used to inform practices and programming;
• identify responsive supports and examples of targeted and/or small group supports;
• help educators create an inventory of community-based supports and services for children and heir families; and,
• provide support and clarification for administrators with respect to indicators of quality and how to support educators." (p.2)
From the Government of Saskatchewan at saskatchewan.ca

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/08/2018
Rubric Creator - Create custom assessments
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"You can create customized rubrics for primary, elementary, middle, and high school.

When you make a rubric, you can use default text for a variety of existing performances, or create your content from scratch."

Sample rubrics for a variety of subjects are available.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Assessment
Date Added:
09/26/2019
Using Mathletics to Identify (and fill)  Gaps in Learning
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Mathletics is a powerful tool or weapon of “mass instruction”. This session will show you how to use Mathletics to identify which outcomes your students are currently meeting, and where there are gaps in their learning.  This outcome specific information can be provided for the class overall and each individual student by using the assessments available in Mathletics.  Mathletics can also be used to help fill those learning gaps by using differentiation, and using the information from student activities to group students for small group instruction based on their results from activities.  Come and learn how to put this amazing tool to work for you and your students this year.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Vanessa Lewis
Kelli Boklaschuk
Date Added:
06/29/2020
Visible Learning - MetaX
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"The Visible LearningTM research base is the culmination of his quest over the past 25 years to answer this question and represents more than 1,600 meta-analyses comprising more than 96,000 studies involving more than 300 million students around the world.

Through the Visible LearningTM research, John Hattie has identified more than 250 factors that influence student achievement. He then set about calculating a score or “effect size” for each, according to its bearing on student achievement. The average effect size of these 250 factors was 0.4, a marker that can be shown to represents an (average) year’s growth per year of schooling for a student. Any factor that has an effect size above 0.4 has an even greater positive effect on student learning.

Each of these factors have been categorized into one of nine domains

StudentFactors relating to background, beliefs, and physical influences
Home Factors relating to family resources, structure, and environment
School Factors related to school-type, pre-school, school composition, and leadership
Classroom Factors related to class composition, giftedness, and classroom influences
Teacher Factors relating to teacher attributes, teacher-student interactions, and teacher education
Curricula Factors related to various curricula programs
Student Learning Strategies Factors relating to self-regulation, student perspectives, and learning strategies
Teaching Strategies Factors relating to learning intentions, success criteria, feedback, and teaching strategies
Technology, School, and Out-Of-School StrategiesFactors relating to technology, school-wide methods, and out of school learning"

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
John Hattie
Date Added:
10/17/2019