Category Archives: Alternative Assessment

Classroom Assessment – Broken down into a simple Q&A

Q: What does it mean to assess?   A: Assessing is simply taking a measurement of progress, knowledge, or mastery. Q: How do formative and summative assessments differ? A: Formative assessments are used periodically throughout the instructional/learning process to determin progress.  Summative assessments are … Continue reading

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Five Favorite Formative Assessment Tools

I hope all educators would agree on the importance of formative assessment.  What we might disagree on is the method for assessing.  Maybe you have your “quizzes” all made up from previous years.  Maybe your district requires everyone to administer … Continue reading

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Google Image Maps

As I watched this YouTube video by Christ Betcher, my mind started jumping to all of the possible ways  to use Google Image Maps in different classrooms.   Here were my ideas: Reading/English classes (any age) – Students can create … Continue reading

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Quality #assessments – Final Exams?

I’m a people-pleaser.  I’ve been told that by many people (again already this morning, actually).  When I was a student that translated into being a high-achieving teacher-pleaser.  I was a good test taker.  I took good notes, I studied, and I … Continue reading

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Assessments…what’s the point?

It seems like I have been inundated with assessments since my first day as a new curriculum director.  First it was being trained (and then training) on mClass and Acuity.  How do we give the assessment?  How do we read … Continue reading

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