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Adaptive Assessment: What Possibilities Do You Have?

Assessment and student testing are important tools in ensuring that students are growing and learning the content in the classroom. Traditionally, assessments have been given in a one-size-fits-all format with all students taking the same exam and being scored on the same rubric. This was done out of necessity in many cases as developing multiple […]

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The Future of Education & Assessment: 5 Predictions for 2024

Education has always been an ever-changing and evolving field. As education technology trends continue to become more advanced, teachers and school districts have more resources available to personalize the learning experience for each student. These education assessment tools and personalized learning opportunities all serve to help students grow and reach their full potential.  As with […]

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Diagnostic Assessment in Education: 3 Examples from a Teacher

For educators, knowing where a student is in terms of skills and abilities is critical. It is challenging to move forward in a lesson or unit if the teacher doesn’t have a clear understanding of what a student can and cannot do. This is why diagnostic assessments tools such as pretesting, formative assessments, and other […]

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What is Social Emotional Learning and how is it Assessed?

Social-emotional learning, or SEL, is one of the hottest topics or buzzwords in education today. SEL is all about focusing on more than just content or curriculum with students, it is about providing students with the tools that they need to interact in an ever-changing and complex world. Through targeted lessons and assessments, students can […]

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Understanding Interim & Formative Assessment: Different Exam Formats Explained

Student assessment is a fundamental part of the teaching and learning process. Educators assess students in many ways including using summative, formative, and interim assessments to guide their teaching. Assessments may be utilized to show student growth and achievement, as well as to inform instruction. Increasingly, school districts are relying on interim and formative assessments […]

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5 Major Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Assessment Tech

It’s clear that the integration of technology into assessment processes has become inevitable in today’s rapidly evolving education landscape. Educational institutions and organizations are increasingly adopting assessment technology to streamline evaluations, enhance learning outcomes, and gain insights into student performance. However, while the benefits are substantial, there are significant challenges to navigate when implementing assessment […]

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