Category: assessment

One of my goals as an educator is to use research to create practical classroom applications for teachers and students. I want the research I apply to build authenticity and credibility for the ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. Over the past couple years, I have found myself being drawn to Visible Learning […]

Last Friday, we spent some time at work listening to a webinar by Lead4ward about intervention strategies. It was perfect timing because I had gotten a call earlier in the week from a dean I work with reflecting on a recent common assessment she and her PLC gave. Although the results were not as she […]

Do you ever find yourself using a lesson you found from the Internet, or one you created, thinking it had high potential for learning, and then quickly realized after you used it that while the products may be beautiful and artistic, no real learning happened? I’ll admit it…I have! I remember a couple projects I gave […]

I can’t take credit* for this idea, but it is one I am loving and want to share…it’s quick entry question cards. Here’s how they work: I made about 10-12 cards and as each student came to the door, I stopped them, showed them a card and asked them the question. They told me their answer and if […]

I have been thinking a lot about grading, assessment, and the meaning behind these to both teachers and students. I have read Dan Meyer, Daniel Schneider, Educational Leadership, Matt Townsley, and Rick Wormeli while researching and talking with colleagues about mastery and standards based grading (SBG). I really like a lot of the ideas of SBG including more frequent and […]