As part of our ongoing series on new problems and ideas in teacher assessments, www.funderstanding.com has reached out to rank-and-file educators for their input. Through both direct sources and a far-reaching social media shout-out, we have spoken to dozens of … Continue readingRead More
Assessment Methods and Tools
Definition Portfolio assessment provides a body of student work–essentially, a portfolio–that can be used to appraise student performance over time. Discussion Portfolio assessment ranges from portfolios that demonstrates the student’s best work to an “expanded student record” that holds a … Continue readingRead More
Definition Classroom Assessment Techniques consist of a variety of feedback and discussion methods that gauge the quality of the learning process. Basic Element Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs), also known as Classroom Research or Action Research, are a series of tools … Continue readingRead More
Definition Simply testing an isolated skill or a retained fact does not effectively measure a student’s capabilities. To accurately evaluate what a person has learned, an assessment method must examine his or her collective abilities.This is what is meant by … Continue readingRead More
When a business creates a learning system, it also needs a measurement plan to assess its effectiveness. A company training department, which is accountable to upper management, must prove that its employees have grown proficient in the tasks they’ve learned. … Continue readingRead More
Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, will land solid employment just on the strength of a… Read More
It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles. I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core concepts in science and mathematics; throwing out the traditional text… Read More
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