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The True Purpose Of Testing

purpose-of-testingThe True Purpose Of Testing
by Marie Owens, M.Ed.
Why are we fighting about tests?

Surprising Insights: How Teachers Use Games in the Classroom

More teachers are using digital games in the classroom, and they're using them more frequently, according to a new teacher survey just released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. But more surprisingly,...

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Schools Skip Standardized Tests, But Keep Learning Standards High

How one district is moving past standardized tests in an effort to show deeper learning.

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Can Games Make High-Stakes Tests Obsolete?

Nobody likes high-stakes testing. The problems are well documented. But maybe games can help to change the way we approach assessment.

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Diagnostic Teaching: Pinpointing Why Your Students Struggle

A Diagnostic Process To Troubleshoot Understanding by Terry Heick When students struggle in school, it can be for a variety of reasons. From their grasp of content and literacy skills, to their engagement level, to...
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The Technology Workflow of An Assessment Task

This week I am giving some guest bloggers the opportunity to share their ideas with a larger audience. This is a guest post from David Wees. 

When Common Core Testing Dies, Let’s Focus On Local Assessment

When Common Core Testing Dies, Let’s Focus On Local Assessment by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education If you agree that the track we are going down on high-stakes one-shot testing of every student in terms of Common Core...
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8 Frequent Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

tulanepublicrelations-formative-data-sources8 Frequent Sources Of Formative Assessment Data by Daniel R. Venables, Founder of Center for Authentic PLCs Time Warner CableTM has a commercial with the tag line “Enjoy Better.” In authentic PLCs, teachers look at data for...

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