Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking

Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking

As a new principal, I sat at my desk reviewing classroom assessments and I dropped my head in dismay.

It was no wonder our students were receiving high marks on classroom assessments—almost all the questions required students to recall memorized information. However, our state assessment and content standards demanded higher levels of thinking. Due to this misalignment, our school results on the state assessment were expectedly low.

20 Practical Everyday Assessment Strategies

20 Practical Everyday Assessment Strategies

20 Practical Everyday Assessment Strategies It's crucial for teachers to have a toolkit of effective assessment strategies to gauge student understanding and progress. Daily assessments not only inform educators about their students' comprehension but also provide...

The Challenges of Assessment

The Challenges of Assessment

The Challenges of Assessment by ThoughtStretchers Education staff, Assessments should serve the primary purpose of providing data to refine instructional plans. However, the intricate task of designing personalized assessments for each student can overwhelm educators...

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