• Donna Mason posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Here are two news stories highlighting some great things going on at our school!
  • Melissa posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    A great tool we utilize in our district and school is our district walk-through document and the ewalk website used during our daily classroom observations. We use this document to monitor classroom activity and teacher effectiveness. The website provides useful information and data that reflects what is happening in our classrooms. As the…[Read more]

  • Autumn Blevins posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Here are my two news stories highlighting Hapara and Nearpod. These are great resources for the paperless classroom!
  • Teasha Sloas posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    This year, in an attempt to get a newly merged school in line with common curriculum, we’ve incorporated EngageNY into our English and Mathematics classroom. While the incorporation was mid-semester, the extensive amount of content and higher-order thinking questions that come with the curriculum has proven to be an amazing asset to our students.…[Read more]

  • Teasha Sloas posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    I would like to share a link my Teacher Leader shared with me. While she teaches mostly upperclassmen in combination with AP classes and I have mostly freshman in their first year, we both found these activities to be beneficial, promote active engagement, and provide an excellent level of review for our students both prior to and as a follow up…[Read more]

  • Baillie Gullett posted an update in the group Holler logo of AssessmentAssessment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    One resource that has been extremely helpful for me in adjusting to standards based for grammar is the app zipgrade. I and the students get immediate results and it’s a great tool for data collection.
    I have also recently looked into noredink as a great resource for English. It breaks down parts of language into various sections for students…[Read more]

    • Zip Grade is a quick and efficient way to grade lots of papers and allows students to start bubbling in answers on answer sheets (which is a skill in itself). And you get so many scans free. 🙂

  • “25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom” by Judith Dodge is a resource our principal introduced to the staff during a professional development meeting. This book is filled with various types of assessments that can be used and/or modified for any class or grade level. It never hurts to have multiple types of assessments in…[Read more]

  • 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 2 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 10 months, 3 weeks 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 10 months, 3 weeks 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]

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