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EDU 6613: Tracking and Communicating Progress

Whether the assessment is formative-“assessment for learning,” or summative- “assessment of learning,” it can be used to make decisions for next steps and to communicate students’ progress. With multiple types of assessment it can be challenging to organize and record … Continue reading

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EDU 6613: Assessment for Learning

How can teachers use assessment as a tool to motivate students to improve? This is a challenging question because often students think of assessment as summative or a final grade that defines their performance. This type of grading, although necessary, … Continue reading

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EDU 6613: Aligning Assessment with Clear Learning Targets

Establishing clear learning targets and aligning pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments is an ongoing process to ensure that the assessment serves its purpose. Chappuis, Stiggins, Chappuis, & Arter (2012) state, “Assessment is not a singular noun referring to an … Continue reading

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EDU6613: How can teachers use assessment effectively in order to improve student learning?

The impact of assessment on student learning does not rely on the administering of assessment and collection of data alone. Improvement in learning requires teachers to use the assessment data to inform their instruction. Modifications in instructional design and adaptations … Continue reading

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