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  • 1. Teach Smarter Not Harder Porter W. Palmer Discovery Educator Network
  • 2. Do you love assessment?
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  • 5. Continuous Improvement Model
  • 6. Teaching without assessment is like…
  • 7. Summative vs. Formative Assessment
    • Summative assessment – assessment of learning
      • State-wide tests
      • NAEP
      • Exams
      • MANY classroom tests
    • Formative assessment – assessment for learning
    “Formative assessment is not a test. Rather, it is an ongoing process in which teachers use test-elicited evidence to adjust their instruction or students use it to adjust their learning tactics .” Jim Popham
  • 8. Formative Assessment
    • Research on formative assessment has shown that when teachers practice good formative assessment and students participate in it, BOTH achievement and motivation increase.
    • This achievement increase can be as much as .4 to .7 standard deviations. That’s like moving from the 50 th percentile to the 65 th or 75 th percentile.
    • These effect sizes are larger than most of those found for educational interventions.
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  • 10. How do you know what your students need?
    • Survey Monkey
    • EasyTestMaker
    • Google Forms
    • Poll Everywhere
    • Quizlet
    • DE Quiz Builder
    • DE Assessment
      • Benchmarks
      • Progress Zone
        • http://tinyurl.com/algebratest123
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  • 12. Student input
    • Google Docs
    • Tiny Chat
    • Edmodo
    • Wall Wisher
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  • 14. Continuous Improvement Model
  • 15. Stay Connected to the DEN!
    • http://www.twitter.com/den
    • http://denblogs.com
    • http://dencommunity.com