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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.
  • Common Mistakes When Using Assessment Tools for Early Childhood Programs
    Using early childhood assessment tools the right way helps preschool teachers and other professionals to adequately understand a child’s abilities and potential. Unfortunately, misunderstanding assessments can render them useless.
  • 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.
  • Misophonia in the Classroom: Students With a Decreased Sound Tolerance Disorder
    Imagine if certain sounds invoked feelings in you of rage and extreme anxiety. They do for people who have a rare disorder called misophonia. Learn more about this disorder, some of the symptoms and treatments and how to recognize and deal with it in the classroom.
  • Letter Grades vs. Rubrics: Which Provides the Most Accurate Assessment?
    My generation grew up receiving letter grades and we all turned out okay. Today, my children receive their grades through a rubric until they are in the sixth grade. This article will look at the two types of grading systems and will discuss common arguments for and against each.
  • 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?
  • Norm-Referenced or Criterion-Referenced? You be the Judge!
    Do you like to be compared to others or only yourself? That is the difference between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments. Read on to learn more.
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