assessment

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

| January 12, 2015 | 7 Comments

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.

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Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

| January 6, 2015 | 10 Comments

There are multiple ways to assess a student’s progress besides standardized tests. Here are some alternatives to the existing system, including emotional skills surveys, sampling and government inspections.

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Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are looking into how well “stealth assessments” embedded in video games could help measure less tangible qualities like creativity and persistence.

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Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

| September 8, 2014 | 6 Comments

Increasingly educators are relying on student data to make instructional decisions, but how much more useful could that information be in the hands of students themselves?

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Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture?

| August 11, 2014

Researchers are experimenting with playable tests capable of capturing learning in action.

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Surprising Insights: How Teachers Use Games in the Classroom

Surprising Insights: How Teachers Use Games in the Classroom

| June 9, 2014 | 5 Comments

More teachers are using digital games in the classroom, and they’re using them more frequently, according to a new teacher survey just released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. But more surprisingly, the study reveals that teachers are finding that one of the most impactful use of games is for motivating and rewarding students, specifically those who are low-performing.

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Schools Fight to Skip Standardized Tests, But Keep Learning Standards High

Schools Fight to Skip Standardized Tests, But Keep Learning Standards High

| June 2, 2014

How one district is moving past standardized tests in an effort to show deeper learning.

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Can Games Make High-Stakes Tests Obsolete?

Can Games Make High-Stakes Tests Obsolete?

| May 30, 2014 | 9 Comments

Nobody likes high-stakes testing. The problems are well documented. But maybe games can help to change the way we approach assessment.

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Beyond Grades: Do Games Have a Future As Assessment Tools?

Beyond Grades: Do Games Have a Future As Assessment Tools?

| April 28, 2014 | 15 Comments

Research looking at how games could be used to assess the process of learning is pushing test makers to question what’s important to test and how to most fairly evaluate students.

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More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning

| April 9, 2014 | 18 Comments

How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation.

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