General Assessment Resources

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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
8 easy brain boosts for testing time – Ditch That Textbook
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Small changes to test prep — and the day of the big test — can reap huge rewards. Learn about these brain-friendly strategies that work.

Cognitive science — the study of thought, learning and mental organization — tells us a lot about getting students primed to succeed on tests.

This resource outlines some practices that can help as you approach tests — and even on the day of the test:
1. Use retrieval to lock learning in long-term.
2. Mix up question types with interleaving.
3. Instead of cramming, space out practice.
4. Happiness is powerful.
5. Time of day matters.
6. Soak up the sun.
7. Breaks are essential.
8. Get up and move, move, move.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Date Added:
04/13/2021
9 Inspiring Student-Led Formative Assessment Activities
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"Every teacher knows that the classroom environment is a great place to allow students to “take the wheel” in learning. Student-led formative assessment activities can give students the power to learn more by being able to explain certain ideas themselves to their classmates."

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Lee Watanabe-crockett
Date Added:
09/26/2019
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
Aligning Achievement Indicators
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Advanced mastery of provincial curricular outcomes; shows in-depth understanding and it able to apply knowledge and skills in new situations.
Solid mastery of provincial curricular outcomes; shows understanding and it able to apply knowledge and skills.
Adequate mastery of provincial curricular outcomes; shows some degree of understanding and needs to learn more to apply knowledge and skills.
Limited mastery of provincial curricular outcomes; shows minimal understanding and requires further support to learn the knowledge and skills needed.
Falls well below provincial curricula outcomes; shows no understanding and requires intensive support.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Primary Source
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
Assessment & Reporting at Sun West
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The following information has been created to assist SBA and teachers to understand the shift to the 4 point assessment scale, and reporting on Factors Affecting Student Achievement (FASA) and how they relate to 21st Century Competencies.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Authentic Assessment
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Authentic assessment is the process of gathering evidence and documenting a student’s learning and growth in an authentic context. Authentic assessment, unlike traditional assessment, is used to evaluate the individual student.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Primary Source
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
Benchmark Assessments
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The following document contains possible assessments to benchmark reading, writing and math. The document orivudes a list with links to resources that may be used to measure growth. These benchmark assessments can be sued to support your work with Personalized Goals (PGs) in your school. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Vanessa Lewis
Carole Butcher
Kelli Boklaschuk
Date Added:
04/19/2021
The Best Web Tools for Making Fast Formative Assessments by Global Digital Citizen Foundation
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This article describes the best web tools currently around to build fast formative assessment. The article is from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation by Lee Wantanabe-Crockett.
It includes:
Quick feedback tools
Live quiz tools
Presentation and quiz tools
Video tools
No tech tools

Subject:
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Workplace and Apprenticeship
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/17/2018
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:
Dupre J
Hausman H
Mcdermott Kb
Mennin S
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Pangaro L
Schuwirth L
Van Beukelen P Van Der Vleuten Cp Jaarsma Da
Van Der Vleuten Cp
Vaughn Ke
Date Added:
03/04/2020
Blogging and the Rubric
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Your blog project is intended to serve several purposes and fill many objectives:

Purposes:

To express your personal responses to projects and learning that occurs throughout the course
To make connections between classroom learning and your own experiences
To reflect on learning opportunities in the classroom
To share your ideas and thoughts an audience – peers, parents, community (local/global)
To share your voice about issues and topics related to this course
To link to websites and sources with related materials
Objectives:

Share and present ideas
Make connections
Reflect on learning
Demonstrate respectful communication in an online environment

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
Blooms of Taxonomy
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Creating
arrange, blend, deduce, devise, construct, create, design, present, rearrange, rewrite, synthesize, write

Evaluating
appraise, argue, award, critique, defend, interpret, judge, measure, select test, verify

Analyzing
Classify, compare, contrast, test, distinguish, determine, form, generalizations, categorize, illustrate, select, survey, transform

Applying
Choose, convert, determine, demonstrate, differentiate, discover, discuss, examine, experiment, prepare, produce, record, use

Understanding
classify, describe, demonstrate, discriminate, fill in, find, identify, outline, predict, represent, trace

Remembering
acquire, define, lable, list, match, read, recall, retrieve, recognize, state

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
CH 2 Assessment Evidence
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Criteria for Historical Thinking Very well To some extent To a limited degree Not at all Not
applicable
Student begins analyzing a primary source by asking basic sourcing questions, for example:
– Who was the author/creator?
– When was the source produced?
– Who is the audience?

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/29/2018
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
Create Jeopardy Style Games!
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"Factile is the #1 Jeopardy-style classroom quiz review game! Learn why Factile is played by the best and get started now for free!

Create your own game in minutes
Search from thousands of premade game templates
Play Jeopardy-style, Multiple Choice, or as Classic Memory games
Use and share online flashcards
Play from your computer, tablet or phone
Users “buzz-in” for a fun and engaging classroom experience
New – Remote / Distance learning, including Remote Buzzer Mode"

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Biology
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
05/13/2020