How can Formative Testing Improve Student Motivation?

Effective educators are experts in using formative assessment tools throughout the learning process to get a clear picture of how students are progressing and to guide instruction. Unlike summative testing models where students are only assessed after the lesson has occurred, formative instruction models allow for education to be personalized and transparent by checking student […]

Leveraging Universal Design for Learning Principles to Build Student Agency

Engaging and reaching students at their level are two of the most difficult aspects of teaching. Each class is made up of students from various backgrounds, with different abilities and interests. However, by building student agency through universal design principles, educators can engage students more effectively while at the same time giving students of all […]

How can Technology Help Develop Students’ Social-Emotional Learning Skills?

Schools today are tasked with more than developing content knowledge, they are also asked to help students to develop social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. This includes helping students to create a positive self-image, build meta-cognitive skills, enhance peer-to-peer communication, and feel and show empathy. In short, these skills may never show up on a standardized test, […]

What is Digital Literacy and How Can it be Assessed?

When we think of literacy, we generally tend to connect the dots to reading and writing. But to succeed in today’s digitally driven world, modern learners need to develop skills that encompass more than literacy in the traditional sense. When technology comes into play, the broader term digital literacy emerges and requires educators to go […]

How are Schools Responding to Student Data Privacy Concerns?

As schools and classwork become increasingly reliant on internet-based applications and software, school leaders and policymakers must ensure that student data is kept private. This task is complicated by the fact that each country, and in the case of the United States, each state, may have different rules and laws when it comes to maintaining […]

Four Ways Exam Grading Software Simplifies Assessment Management for Educators

Online learning has changed the way that teachers develop and grade assessments. Teachers no longer need to sit down with a stack of papers and a red pen and manually mark incorrect answers one at a time. Exam grading software enables educators to grade assignments quickly and with a high degree of accuracy, while also […]

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