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What Is The Purpose Of Assessment?

What Is The Purpose Of Assessment?

by Terry Heick What is the purpose of assessment? The purpose of assessment depends on a range of factors, of course. Broadly speaking, the purpose can be whatever the teacher wants it to be. Like pacing guides, apps, books, and more, an assessment is a tool a teacher...
The Trouble With Measuring Understanding

The Trouble With Measuring Understanding

What Is The Trouble With Measuring Understanding? by Terry Heick Assessing understanding might be the most complex thing a teacher ever does. Unfortunately, professional development gives a lower level of attention to developing quality assessments, training that is...
The Difference Between A Scoring Guide And A Rubric

The Difference Between A Scoring Guide And A Rubric

The Difference Between A Scoring Guide And A Rubric What’s the difference between a scoring guide and a rubric? After all, there’s a lot they share in common. Both scoring guides and rubrics: Show students how their assignments are being assessed by...
50 Everyday Formative Assessment Strategies

50 Everyday Formative Assessment Strategies

What Are Simple Formative Assessment Strategies For Learning? As frequently as a chef needs to check a dish for taste, teachers should check for understanding by using intentional formative assessment strategies. These can be formal–formative or summative...
The Problem With Rubrics In Learning

The Problem With Rubrics In Learning

What Is A Rubric? Well, It’s Complicated by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D., Authentic Education 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...
6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning

6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning

6 Types Of Assessment Of Learning by TeachThought Staff If curriculum is the what of teaching and learning models are the how, assessment is the puzzled ‘Hmmmm’–as in, I assumed this and this about student learning, but after giving this assessment, well….”Hmmmmm.” So...