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Assess and Reflect: Keys to Active Engagement and Improved Achievement

There are two/three assess and reflect outcomes at every grade level in the SK ELA curriculum that deal with monitoring, self-assessing and setting goals for improvement.  Below are examples from grade 1 & 6 AR1.1 Identify what good viewers, listeners, readers, … Continue reading

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Levelled Literacy Instruction Makes a Difference

We are just into our second year of Levelled Literacy Instruction.  Quantitatively, we keep track of results through the progress monitoring feature of our data warehouse.  It allows us to see pre and post benchmark levels as well as see … Continue reading

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A Pitcher’s Dream; An Assessment Perspective

(Used with permission of Pat Kelley, Pitcher of the Year, Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League) We had the pleasure of having Damian Cooper present to more than 1400 Regina Public School educators on August 31.  His messages regarding assessment and instruction … Continue reading

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Respectful, Transparent Assessment With a Focus on Growth

Criterion-referenced assessment is most appropriate for assessing what concepts and skills students have learned from a block of instruction.  Such assessments measure how well a student performs in relation to an outcome rather than another student.  Such classrooms are mastery … Continue reading

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What is the ultimate purpose of evaluation?

I have been perusing Kay Burke’s book “From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps“.   The 2012-2013 school year has been a time for learning GradeBook.  More importantly though, I think it has educators thinking about assessment practice.  Ongoing, lifelong … Continue reading

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Smart is not Something you Are! Smart is Something you Get

In Parts 1 & 2 of “The Classroom Experiment” Dylan Wiliam, author of “Embedded Formative Assessment” sets up an experimental school classroom.  He works with teachers and students in grade 8 to test simple ideas that he believes could improve … Continue reading

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Students Are Our Greatest Resource….Just Ask Them

I want to thank Rhonda for pointing me towards two videos.  Dylan Wiliam, author of “Embedded formative assessment” sets up an experimental school classroom.  He works with teachers and students in grade 8 to test simple ideas that he believes … Continue reading

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