Using Student Assessment Rubrics

Using Student Assessment Rubrics

When used as an assessment, rubrics are defined as “exemplars.” In educator terms, an exemplar is the acceptable standard for any quiz, activity or project.
While designing lessons, well established goals along with activities and assessments indicate to the student what the end result will look like.
Today’s students rarely read directions. They like things that can […]

Summative Assessment vs Formative Assessment

Summative Assessment vs Formative Assessment

Let’s compare  formative assessments with summative assessments. In short, formative assessments are used to shape instruction and determine student mastery in an effort to improve student achievement. Summative assessment, however, are administered at the end of a course to determine student mastery overall, basically it is final. Formative assessment is never final. Formative assessments are […]

Definition of Formative Assessment

Definition of Formative Assessment

For years, the main reason students were given tests was to understand what they have learned and to grade them. However in the 21st Century, tests took on a new role – to determine what a student has mastered and to reshape instruction. Less emphasis was laid on determining a student’s grade.

The use of formative […]

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