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.
- Digital Creative Tools for Kindergarteners
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.
- Fun With Common Core English: Fiction and Persuasive Practice
Analyze your student's response to both fiction and non-fiction tests. These practice assessments will prepare them for standardized tests.
- Fun With Common Core English: Some Warm Up Games
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.
- Fun With Common Core English: Adapting an Assessment
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.
- Preparing Kids for the New Standardized Tests on Computer
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?
- Different Definitions for Smart: Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
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.
- Standardized Testing: Good Points and Bad
Many students, parents and teachers focus on the stress of standardized tests without recognizing some of the benefits. Here we examine the pros and cons of standardized testing in public schools.
- The Case Against Standardized Testing
Standardized testing cannot help children to become better learners, so what's the point?
- Common Core Math: How Does it Look in the Classroom?
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.