A Guide to Authentic Assessments According to Albert Einstein, “Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted, counts." That sentiment captures the philosophy behind the many types of authentic assessment, also known as performance assessment, alternative assessment, or direct assessment.
DIBELS Progress Monitoring and Assessment The DIBELS reading assessment is used by teachers to assess students' reading ability and whether or not they are making progress with reading instruction. Progress monitoring is done with all students, but at-risk students are tested more often.
Assess Subtraction Skills: Free Online Math Assessment These subtraction story problems will give you a better idea of what mathematical knowledge your students already possess, and what strategies they employ when solving problems. Use these free online math assessments to guide instruction.
Writing Positive Progress Notes For Elementary Students This article is designed to help elementary school teachers write effective elementary progress reports. You will also find links to other great resources on comments for improvement reports as well as a printable elementary progress report template.
DIBELS Reading Assessment Pros and Cons The DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) reading assessment is used in many schools to assess students reading ability and to drive reading instruction. Some teachers love the test; others are against it. Here are some of the pros and cons.