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...
The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment

The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment

The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessmentcontributed by David Garrick, Dean of Graduate School of Education, UCDS College for School CultureThe general idea behind a competency-based assessment is that it provides students and families with specific feedback about...
8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

8 Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Datacontributed by Daniel R. Venables, Founder of Center for Authentic PLCsThis post has been updated from publishingTeachers look at data for one reason: to teach better.We don’t look at data to compare teachers or students...