Student Assessment Tools & Principles
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Assess Presentations With a 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.
Principles of Assessment As we give assessments for learning, we must ask ourselves many important questions about the process. Why are we assessing the student and what do we hope to achieve with the results? We as teachers need to be more accountable and educate ourselves on the principles of assessment.
How to Analyze and Use Running Records for Small Group Reading Instruction Running records are one of the easiest reading assessments to give to students. Ask a student to read a book, and record a check mark for each correct word. For each incorrect word, write what the student said. But what do you do with running records? You can use these to guide your instruction.
Creating Literacy Portfolios That Work Educators are always on the lookout for innovative ways to evaluate student learning. Profiles of a student's work provide a long-term view of the progress made by that student as well as evidence of problem areas that may need addressing.
Keep Kinesthetic Learners Moving People with kinesthetic intelligence express themselves and learn through movement and activities. Unlike verbal language learners, these students love to keep moving and enjoy hands-on activities. Focus on learning through experience to reach these types of students.
Standardized Testing: Friend or Foe? Is standardized testing taking actual "teaching time" out of the classroom? There has been much debate as to whether or not students should partake in standardized tests. Is the pressure of tests such as the SAT just too much for these students?