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Black Box #1

The sheet below is one that a BC teacher uses to great effect in her classroom. Assume this is the only view we have of the classroom (i.e. its a black box). What must be happening in the classroom? HT Peter Liljedahl

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Student-generated Learning Goals

The Question “My colleagues and I want to develop some type of tool for students to use to promote their own ability to be self-directed.  We came to recognize that goal-setting per se was not enough, especially if it was driven … Continue reading

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Formative Assessment in HS Math Class

Here are a few examples of high school mathematics teachers who have made small changes to their practice which have been positive for both the teachers and their students. I highly recommend exploring other posts on these blogs. On exit … Continue reading

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Using Evidence to Make Informed Decisions

An assessment functions formatively to the extent that evidence about student achievement is elicited, interpreted, and used by teachers, learners, or their peers to make decisions about the next steps in instruction that are likely to be better, or better … Continue reading

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Exit Slips as Practice

Originally posted on Zero-Knowledge Proofs:
There are several ways to use exit slips as formative assessment tools. One way is to simply have the students complete 2 or 3 questions based on the lesson that was done in class. I…

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Embedded Formative Assessment

Originally posted on It's All About Learning:
Recently, I completed reading, Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam.  To say it is an important read would be an understatement. What I think I liked most about the book was that…

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The Spirit of SBG

Originally posted on Action-Reaction:
You want switch to standards-based grading, but, for whatever reason, you cannot. Do not worry. All of the strengths of SBG can be done within a traditional grading system: Shift from tracking by chapter to tracking by…

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