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Key Points from ATP’s Guidelines for Technology-Based Assessment

Schools and education districts worldwide have become increasingly digitized with many online schooling options and digital learning platforms available to students and teachers. With these new and innovative learning options comes a need to ensure that technology-based assessment practices are fair and effective in measuring student growth and achievement. However, best practices for pencil and […]

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Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to Online Assessment

Developing high-quality online assessments that both challenge students appropriately and are aligned with standards is top of mind for educators. By using traditional thinking and questioning techniques, such as those in the framework of Bloom’s Taxonomy, educators can build assessments that meet students at their level and provide large sets of valuable data for teachers […]

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Using Gamification in Assessment to Engage K-12 Students

Many students play video games for fun in their free time. Gaming, while not traditionally considered beneficial to education, is actually a very effective way for students and young people to learn. When you break down gaming it is clear why this is the case, gamers need to repeatedly work towards completing a task. They […]

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3 Ways to Foster Critical Thinking Through Computer-Based Testing

Developing critical thinking skills is one of the main goals of today’s education system. Students that can think critically can solve problems from different angles, learn deeply, and are generally more successful after graduation. As a 21st-century skill, critical thinking doesn’t fit neatly inside the box of any single curriculum or education program. Instead, it […]

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Improving Teaching Strategies Using Student Testing Data

When a teacher gives an assessment or a test, the goal is not to simply assign a grade, the goal is to improve teaching and learning. If an assessment is designed effectively and with a high degree of validity and reliability, teachers can use student data to inform future lessons or to identify gaps in […]

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