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Formative and Summative Assessment in the Classroom

Background, philosophy, ideas
Article defining formative assessment -- some examples as well
Assessment information
National Middle School Association (NMSA); Web publication by Catherine Garrison and Michael Ehringhaus.
Good explaination of both types
Backward Design
What is "Backward Design?" A process by which constructivist and inquiry theories support student learning. Using the principles of backward design, teachers focus first on learning goals (understanding goals). These are based on the transferable big Ideas that give the content meaning and connect skills and facts. And this is what educators want their students to have developed at the completion of the learning process.
Backward design begins with the end in mind: What enduring understandings do I want my students to develop? How will my students demonstrate their understanding when the unit is completed? How will I ensure that students have the skills and understand the concepts required on the summative assessment?
excellent site, steps, FAQ
Much information about reading and writing, includes ideas for thematic units and essential questions.
Alberta Assessment Consortium - everyday assessment tools for teachers
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Assesssment resource site
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Graphic Organizer Templates
Large selection
se graphic organizers can be used for instruction or assessment purposes. They can be adapted for your needs and re-saved. Examples are provided to demonstrate ways that the graphic organizers can be used to frame assessment tasks. The sample questions are provided as an illustrative example, only. It is not intended for use with the 2005-2007 Albert
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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - 2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving Learning & Education
Nearly six years ago, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills released its signature toolkit, the MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills: Milestones for Improving Learning and Education. Today, this toolkit has been revised and updated to reflect new realities and the P21 Framework for Education.
Includes: The MILE Guide Self-Assessment Tool, Implementation Guiding Recommendations, and P21 Framework Definitions (... that spell out expectations for 21st century student outcomes and the necessary support systems at the state and local levels).
2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving Learning
Quizinator for Teachers, Instructors, and HomeSchoolers
Create, Store, and Print worksheets, tudysheets, exams and quizzes online.
Herramienta para realizar examenes, trabajos, etc.
In Search Of Answers, Teachers Turn To Clickers : NPR
Text and audio versions of story
All Things Considered, March 2, 2009 ยท Teachers know the blank stare. It can be hard to know what students are absorbing in class. Well, technology to the rescue. More teachers are equipping their classrooms with little keypads โ€” often called clickers โ€” that let students instantly, and anonymously, answer questions. Teachers say the clickers are improving the quality of education by measuring how engaged students are in the material they are learning.
In Search Of Answers, Teachers Turn To Clickers - all things considered
Google Forms: how to create a quiz or a test that automatically grades itself in Google Docs--Internet--Tools
Using forms in Google docs lets anyone create forms quickly and share those forms via email, embed them into a webpage or blog. If you are a teacher, you can create formulas that allow you to have these forms graded in minutes. The formula part is a bit challenging, so I wrote this article to talk about how I recently created a final for one of my classes.
News: No Grading, More Learning - Inside Higher Ed
In #HigherEd No Grading Might Mean More Learning: (Lots of applications to K-12) โ€“ Steven W. Anderson (web20classroom)
No grading meant students inspired to do work
"Davidson, the Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English, said that of the 16 students in the course, 15 already have earned an A and she expects the remaining student to soon finish an assignment that will earn an A as well."
Welcome to Kan-ed!
Kan-ed is a program created by the Kansas Legislature and administered through the Kansas Board of Regents. The purpose of the program is to expand the collaboration capabilities of Kan-ed's member institutions, specifically K-12 schools, higher education, libraries and hospitals. Kan-ed Mission: Kan-ed will be the leader in facilitating statewide technology solutions for Higher Education Institutions, Hospitals, K-12 Schools, and Libraries. Kan-ed will provide resources that enable its members to collaborate, educate and enhance their information delivery services to ensure our members become part of the global technology environment.
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