What Are Outcomes-based Assessments (and how can you implement them)?

Developing high-quality assessments that measure intended learning outcomes is an important but challenging part of the learning process. Educators may utilize formative and summative assessments throughout the learning process to help gauge what students know and can do. For educators, it is important to balance assessment types and continually use assessments for learning to determine […]

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5 Creative Ways to Assess Student Learning

Assessment is a critical part of the learning process for both educators and students. Through well-planned and delivered assessments teachers can get a complete picture of what a student can and cannot do. With technological advances in online testing platforms and assessment, teachers have access to large data sets that can pinpoint growth and achievement […]

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Implementing Digital Assessment in the Classroom: 3 Key Strategies

The journey towards integrating digital assessments into the classroom setting is often perceived as an overwhelming task by teachers and, especially, students. You might be wondering how you can leverage the benefits of this digital and interconnected era to create a successful environment for digital assessments in your classroom. If this question has been troubling […]

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3 Tips to Promote Student Confidence in Online Testing

As an instructor or administrator that relies on assessments to teach your students and measure their understanding of the material, it’s important that you get valid test results. However, many students perform poorly on online assessments not because they didn’t understand the material but because they were nervous and lacked the confidence to succeed.  It’s […]

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Testing Language and Literacy in New York City Schools

In the podcast, “Beyond Multiple Choice: The Future of Language and Literacy Assessment,” Dr. Anthony Benners details the future of language and literacy assessment in New York City schools. Benners is an Innovation Advisor for the NYC Department of Education and one of his tasks in this role is to transition New York City schools […]

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3 Transformations Happening in High-Stakes Assessment

Testing and assessment give educators valuable insight into what students know and have learned over a period of time. Today, high-stakes standardized assessments have gone increasingly digital. While traditionally given on paper with students bubbling in the correct answers to multiple-choice questions, high-stakes testing now allows for many different types of questions and responses. With […]

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