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.
Exposing kids to technology at the earliest age possible gives them a head start on learning. Since so many schools are moving toward mobile devices, apps and online tools for learning, it’s important that even kindergarteners get used to using these tools.
Are you in the process of adapting your English lesson plans and teaching methods to meet Common Core standards? Here’s some warm-up games for your class to try.
Analyze your student’s response to both fiction and non-fiction tests. These practice assessments will prepare them for standardized tests.
How do you make sure your students are learning what they need to in order to succeed on tests mandated by the Common Core? Here are some methods to adapt your reading and writing assessments for students by grade level.
Along with changes in education, there are also changes in the testing process. Students in many states who were used to taking tests with paper and No. 2 pencils now test online. How do kids prepare for this type of test? What is driving these changes?
Looking at the way students were tested and intelligence was measured, Howard Gardner saw the system was flawed. While it worked to quantify and classify some students, others were overlooked, under-appreciated and mislabeled.
Although implementing the standards can at first appear daunting, approaching the task as an opportunity to engage students’ natural curiosity and using the tools already available in the classroom can help teachers embrace the new standards and even enjoy teaching Common Core math.
When trying to utilize or explain the Common Core standards, it helps to have a general understanding of what the standards are, how and why they were developed and how they differ from math standards taught in previous years.
Advanced Placement (AP) exams have exploded in popularity in recent years. It’s no wonder why, as these exams can end up saving students time and money by scoring out of some required courses in college.
Do the beginning of your teaching days seem rushed and disjointed? Are students paying attention and completing their bell-work? If your answer is, “No,” these unique steps may help you create a more smoothly run classroom.