7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid

7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid

7 Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoidcontributed by Daniel R. Venables, Founding Director of the Center for Authentic PLCsThis post has been updated with additional resources and republishedIt’s that time of the school year when teachers are facing writing their...
13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning

13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning

By Grant WigginsBelow, find thirteen examples of how teachers have made feedback (as opposed to advice and evaluation) more central to their work with students:1. In a welding class, the teacher gives students a performance task. The work is done when it is ‘up to...
20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learningcontributed by Laura ReynoldsWhile assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning.When feedback is predominately negative, studies have shown that it can...
12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. There are great books about assessment (Tomlinson’s on assessment in the differentiated...
Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding

Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding

Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding by Terry Heick ed note: this has been updated and republished from a previous post Assessing understanding might be the most complex thing an educator or academic institution has to do. Unfortunately, professional...