Student Assessment Tools & Principles
Assessing a student’s mastery of a subject is a basic concept, but the principles, tools and changing state and federal regulations that surround this simple concept, continue to be the subject of much debate, both inside and outside of educational circles.
From the basics of establishing a rubric for your assignments, to the latest conversation surrounding standardized tests, Bright Hub Education offers the information you need to develop, prepare for and manage student assessments. You’ll find the tools you need to get the job done, but you’ll also discover some lively debate on the principles behind measuring learning. Parents and educators provide the comments, and teachers and students provide the content, all vetted by educators like you.
- Starting Their Day or Period with Training and a Smile
Do the beginning of your teaching day seem rushed and disjointed? Are students paying attention and completing their bell-work? If you said no, this simple process may help you create a more smoothly running classroom.
- The Future of iPads and Education
Will OMR answer sheets and No. 2 sharpened pencils soon be obsolete? How about bulging backpacks overflowing with textbooks? There's a lot of buzz out there on how iPads will change the future of education, but how far off is this future, and will it be available to all school systems and students?
- A Grouping of the No Child Left Behind Act
The following articles discuss various aspects of the contentious NCLB Act. After nearly a decade, the after effects of this law are now being debated. No child was to be left behind; yet, there are those that will argue otherwise.
- No Child Left Behind: Are We Losing Sight of What Really Matters?
After almost ten years, the proof is in the pudding. The No Child Left Behind act signed into law by Mr. Bush in 2002 is a dismal failure. Schools are closing, good teachers have lost their jobs, and the children, the reason for all this, have been left behind wondering why/how they failed.
- Educate and Evaluate: Find Out About Assessments by Taking Our Quiz
You probably know all about standardized assessments from your school days. But alternative assessments remain an extremely popular method for teachers to test a learner's interpretation of knowledge. Student evaluations only by IQ tests are a practice of the past.
- How Were You Taught? Test Your Knowledge of Instructional Strategies
Do you know how to use classroom time effectively? What teaching method works best for basic skills? Test your knowledge of the most useful teaching strategies.
- Assessing with PowerPoint and Prezi Presentations
Creating PowerPoint or Prezi presentations affords students with a medium in which they can creatively demonstrate their understanding of any given subject. Both these presentations allow teachers to assess the student through questions and answers as well as the slide show.
- Standardized Testing and Cultural Bias
To some, a test is a test. The results should reflect what it was designed to do, which is to evaluate student knowledge of what was taught. However, not all tests accurately reflect this knowledge. In fact, without the conscious intentions of the writers, many tests do come out culturally biased.
- Assess Presentations with Ready Made Rubric
Class presentations should not be painfully boring. Students need to know what makes a great speech and what is expected of them so that they can impress you. The rubric for evaluating student presentations is included as a download in this lesson.