Tag Archive: assessment

Record Keeping- Why and How: Assessment Strengthens Writers

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We teachers keep all kinds of records and notes- attendance records, records of the books our students read, records about math concepts mastered, and spelling words missed. Yet, many of us struggle to… Continue reading

How to Assess Students’ Digital Writing – Ideas from Troy Hicks’ New Book

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In Assessing Students’ Digital Writing:Protocols For Looking Closely, Troy Hicks and a team of forward looking educators have given us lenses through which to appreciate and evaluate the type of digital creativity that students seem adept at…

Aim Higher: Some Tools For Mid Year Assessments

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At the end of this week, the  second marking period will officially come to an end for many of us, and so will the first half of our school year.  This is the… Continue reading

Back to Basics: Assessment (Part of TWT’s Big Picture Series)

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Assessment.  Is there anything basic about it?  As I’ve lamented about what to post on this topic today, I decided to look back and share how I survived assessing writing when I first… Continue reading

Assessing.

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Today my students turned in their narratives.  I couldn’t wait to read them, so I began today during my lunch.  I was touched by their writing, and impressed by the significant revisions many… Continue reading

My Life as a Reader.

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The first unit of study is coming to a close.  The summative assessment is two part.  First, students are to create a multimedia presentation (text + image + audio) of their past, present,… Continue reading

NCTE: Reading Assessment.

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While at NCTE, I listened to Patrick Allen, Franki Sibberson, and colleagues discuss reading assessment.  Here are some highlights: One assessment isn’t better than another and none can stand alone.  We need a… Continue reading

A Couple “Techy” Rubrics

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Earlier this week, I posted about the process of determining how to attach grades to chats and discussion forums.  Before break, my students divided into two groups and determined the areas which should… Continue reading