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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques by TeachThought Staff As frequently as a chef needs to check a sauce for taste, teachers should check for understanding. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple choice, short answer,...
Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments

Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments

Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments Ed note: On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content to our site....
How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve Student Work

How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve Student Work

How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve Student Work by Drew Perkins Developing and using rubrics with students has long been a challenge for educators. Sometimes it’s an afterthought for teachers once they’ve planned their lesson or unit. It’s most...
Assessment: Why Item Analyses Are So Important

Assessment: Why Item Analyses Are So Important

​ Assessment: Why Item Analyses Are So Important Ed note: On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content to our site. Occasionally, we...
How I Helped My Students Assess Their Own Writing

How I Helped My Students Assess Their Own Writing

How I Helped My Students Assess Their Own Writingcontributed by Peg Grafwallner, M.Ed.As the School Support Teacher/Reading Specialist of a large urban high school, I create, develop, implement and assess lessons with teachers of all content areas.I consider myself...