• A resource that I’ve used is “Uncovering Student Ideas in Science- 25 New Formative Assessment Probes” by lead author, Page Keeley. This book is volume 4 out of a series of books. This resource is labeled for all grades levels K-12. It is really easy to find a topic in the table of contents because it is categorized by science (life,…[Read more]

  • Mary Anne V. Pack posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’m new to 5th grade Social Studies this year and one thing that stood out to me immediately was the need for spiral review. With that in mind, we started using 180 Days of SOCIAL STUDIES for Fifth Grade. It seems so simple and worksheet like, but the students actually ask to have these as an assignment. They like that it is quick and they can…[Read more]

  • Autumn Blevins posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    I am a paperless classroom so I utilize numerous resources that allow me to monitor and enhance engagement. All of the Google Apps for Education are fantastic. I like to use Google Drawings in my Integrated Social Studies course in order for students to present visuals of topics that we are discussing. Another resource that I use is Nearpod.…[Read more]

    • I saw Nearpod on a school PETLL visit. It is what reminded me of the PearDeck presentation from this summer. My next task is to compare the prices of the two.

      • Near Pod is one of my favorite Tools!
        Do you enjoy being a Paperless classroom? Pros and Cons?

        • I’m not paperless. Our assessments are online and we do a lot of online and google activities on our Chromebooks, but not totally paperless. We have a few teachers in the district who are. They love it.

  • Brent Hamilton posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have used the practice test on this website for my algebra I resource class. We also used the geometry practice test in my collaborative class last year.

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  • Sabrina McElroy posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    One of the many resources that we have used at Highland Turner that has been helpful has been the http://www.coretools.ldc.org for integration of writing through content classes. We also have used Jim Knights, High-Impact Instruction, A Framework for Great Teaching published by Corwin ISBN: 9781412981774. Both resources has been used to coach…[Read more]

  • Melissa posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    A great resource we use at Allen Elementary is atlas.org. This is a site offered through the National Board Teacher Certification and provides a video bank of accomplished teaching for professional development opportunities for teachers. We utilize these video case studies once a month in PLC’s and target specific strategies for student…[Read more]

  • Donna Mason posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    A resource I like to use is ReadWorks.org. This is a free site that offers K-12 reading passages and questions sets. They can be assigned to be completed on line or can be printed. You can search for fiction/non-fiction passages by grade level or lexile level. They include text-based multiple choice or short answer questions that are explicit and…[Read more]

  • Wrendi McDavid posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    One resource I enjoy is “Inquiry-Based Lessons in US History” by Jana Kirchner, Ph.D., and Andrew McMichael, Ph.D. (ISBN: 13:978-1-61821-423-2) This book lays out social studies lessons and points you in the direction of primary source documents that you can use. I find this to be a valuable tool to use with my 8th grade students, as they nee…[Read more]

  • Donna Mason posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Our school’s problem of practice includes specific, immediate corrective feedback. A resource I found includes a descriptive teacher feedback rubric that can be used by groups or individual teachers who want to improve their formative assessment practice: Using the Formative Assessment Rubrics, Reflection and Observation Tools to Support…[Read more]

    • Thank you for this resource! Specific feedback is vital to learning and growing for students, teachers, and administrators alike. This sounds like something that would be beneficial to all educators. I will have to check it out!

  • Mary Anne V. Pack posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    An assessment resource I’ve recently learned about and explored Pear Deck, a Google add-on option. Pear Deck provides an opportunity for students to interact with your Google Slide presentations using their devices. The level of engagement in our chapter review heightened when I incorporated Pear Deck. It allows students to become more involved in…[Read more]

  • Tonya Raines posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months ago

    I have two resources to share. (1) A book titled The Best Lesson Series: Literature, edited by Brian Sztabnik (ISBN – 978-0692531556). This book is available on Amazon. There are fifteen different, detailed lessons for making literature connections with your students. Near the beginning of the school year, I tried the first lesson about…[Read more]

  • Tonya Raines posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months ago

    I posted these questions in the accountability thread as well. When looking at the KDE assessments page, it says that the ACT will be administered to both grades 10 and 11 this year. Is that accurate? (It also says they’re trying to secure funding for that grade 10 administration.) Also, when looking at EOC information on the KDE assessment site,…[Read more]

  • Brent Hamilton posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 1 week ago

    A tool I like to use for diagnostic testing in my algebra 1 class is
    https://www.varsitytutors.com/algebra_1-practice-tests
    It’s free and there are several different versions!

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I wanted to share another resource ” Total Participation Techniques” Making Every Student an Active Learner by Himmele.
    The book provides easy-to-use alternatives to the stand and deliver approach to teaching. It provides different ways to engage students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and…[Read more]

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Wanted to share a resource- 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom.
    This is a collection of quick, flexible, informal assessments that helps teachers take a snapshot of student learning. I was able to find the PDF version online of the entire book for FREE!…[Read more]

  • Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    One of my favorite books is “Better Learning Through Structured Teaching” by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. It is focused around how to implement The Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework. The following section is one I would like to share from this text:

    When teachers are gradually releasing responsibility to students, formative…[Read more]

    • The Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework. I think we feel we are not doing our job unless we are doing more work than the students, but truth is learning doesn’t take place unless the learner assumes responsibility. No way around it. One way to look at this is our work goes on behind the scenes and creating the learning environment. In…[Read more]

  • Anji Davidson posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Just wanted to share a resource I came across yesterday looking for reading material in science. I am an LDC coach as well so doing reading and writing strategies in my class is important to me. I was looking for relevant articles on photosynthesis and came across the site ck12.org. It is excellent! I created a class and then my students…[Read more]

  • Laura Carroll posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Here are great tools that will allow you to give students immediate feedback and provide yourself with real-time data. I use these in my classroom on a regular basis! Great assessment tools!

    1. Play a quick formative assessment game. There are lots of great techy options here. Kahoot!. Quizizz. Quizlet Live. The list goes on and on. If we want…[Read more]

  • Beverly Martin posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    LITERACY IN SCIENCE
    GREAT short video (6 ½ minutes) to show when you are reading across content! Great way to use Google – she gives example! GREAT way to give students text that is beyond HS with a guide to get them through the text and help them understand!

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    • Great use of Google docs. Growing in use, but no doubt still under utilized. Has to have a positive affect on a culture for learning.

    • I love this Beverly! This reminds of the modules on the LDC website. This website integrates reading and writing in the content areas. The best part is it is free! I will post the link below.

      https://ldc.org/

      Just create an account and you will have access to all the modules for all grade levels.

    • I love this!! I am an LDC Coach and I wish all schools used it!

  • Beverly Martin posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    VOCABULARY IN MATH

    Descriptions for each in the article but I wanted to give the list so you can see if any intrigue you that you may not have seen before 

    1. An Interactive Word Wall
    2. Conduct a Word Hunt through Specified Textbook Pages as a Pre-teaching Strategy.
    3. Inside/Outside Circle
    4. Frontload Multiple-Meaning Words
    5. Word W…[Read more]

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