Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thinking Creatively About Assessment

As a teacher, I have pushed for creative formative assessments. Initially, I simply pushed back against standardized tests. However, over time, I began researching better alternatives and trying things out on my own.

Popular Posts about Assessment

The Power of Student Conferencing
Assessing As We Go
Assessing Learning Versus Taking Assessments
Fourteen Reasons Multiple Choice Questions Suck
Paradigm Shifts on Assessment
Seven Reasons to Ditch Participation Points
Ten Paperless Math Assessment Strategies
The Real Reason I Hate Standardized Testing Week


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Standards-Based Assessment Grid - coming soon
Standards-Based Grading in Project-Based Learning - coming soon
Student Portfolios - coming soon
Student Conferencing: Teacher-Directed - coming soon
Student Conferencing: Student-Directed- coming soon
Student Self-Assessments: - coming soon
Rubric: Blogging- coming soon


The following are workshops or sessions that I have given on the topic of assessment. Contact me at if you are interested in having me lead a training.
  • Assess As You Go: Assessment doesn't have to be something a student "takes." Instead, it can be a normal part of the learning process. With the use of digital platforms and the shift toward a more authentic approach, we explore how teachers can use formative assessment on a daily basis. 
  • Top Ten Tech-Integrated Alternative Assessments: Here we explore ten different technology-integrated assessment methods that combine the best platforms with the best pedagogy.  
  • Blended Student Conferencing: By blending together digital tools and face-to-face interaction, teachers can maximize the one-on-one time spent with students. After exploring a framework to make this happen, teachers create individual plans to meet the needs of their classrooms. 

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