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Using alternative assessments to improve the teaching and learning of history

Using alternative assessments to improve the teaching and learning of history

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Published by ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education in Bloomington, IN .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Evaluation.,
  • History -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Evaluation.,
  • Educational evaluation.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Frederick D. Drake.
    SeriesERIC digest -- EDO-SO-97-9, ERIC digest (Bloomington, Ind.) -- EDO-SO-97-09.
    ContributionsERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17126320M

    These organizations advocate the use of such assessments to improve teaching and learning rather than to penalize low-scoring students and schools. Improvement. Learning is generally assessed in increments over time to evaluate the efficacy of the teaching methods used. Pre- and post-project assessments determine how much knowledge the student. improve their teaching methods. Through using appropriate classroom assessment strategies and techniques, teachers can increase their students' motivation and show them how well they have learned the language. Evaluation goes beyond students' achievements and language assessments to consider all aspects of teaching and learning, and to look at how.

    Formative Assessment is part of the instructional process. When incorporated into classroom practice, it provides the information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening. In this sense, formative assessment informs both teachers and students about student understanding at a point when timely adjustments can be made.   There is no shortage of strategies, techniques, and tools available to teachers who use formative instructional practice in their classrooms. Here is an extensive list of 75 digital tools, apps, and platforms that can help you and your students use formative assessment to elicit evidence of learning.

      For my To Kill a Mockingbird challenge, the nonnegotiables were that the product must persuade the reader that mockingbirds, as a symbol of the destruction of innocence, are a motif addressed in the book, must include a written component, and must use three to five examples to address a driving quotation from Atticus Finch: “You never really understand a . Using Results to Improve Teaching and Learning Faculty: The Interconnectedness of Assessment, Teaching, and Learning. iii. Appendices: 1. Assessment Standards in Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education With the increasing use of alternative forms of delivery, including distance learning and.


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On the other hand, once the assessment guidelines and grading rubric are created, it can be filed away and used year after year. Here are 40 alternative assessment ideas to get you started.

Alternative Reading Assessments. Bookmark – Create a bookmark to match the theme of the last book read. This ERIC Digest suggests that traditional assessment techniques must be complemented by new methods that can reinvigorate and improve the teaching and study of history in the schools.

Teachers and researchers agree that recall of discrete information and traditional forms of assessment emphasize low-level cognition without challenging students to learn : Frederick D. Drake. Using Alternative Assessments To Improve the Teaching and Learning of History. ERIC Digest. THIS DIGEST WAS CREATED BY ERIC, THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC, CONTACT ED Using Alternative Assessments To Improve the Teaching and Learning of History.

In their handbook for course-based review and assessment, Martha L. Stassen et al. define assessment as “the systematic collection and analysis of information to improve student learning.” (Stassen et al.,pg.

5) This definition captures the essential task of student assessment in the teaching and learning : Rhett Mcdaniel. Most traditional assessments in education are based on a student’s capability to recall what they have learned in their classrooms using traditional teaching methods.

It was observed that this form of assessment does not encourage a student to think out of the box and innovate. But more often than not, there are assessments that are more fun and interesting, and just as effective, to give your students the opportunity to show what they know. Here are 25 alternative assessment ideas that will tap into students’ different learning styles and get you the information you need to make sure they’re learning.

Using classroom assessment to improve student learning is not a new idea. More than 30 years ago, Benjamin Bloom showed how to conduct this process in practical and highly effective ways when he described the practice of mastery learning (Bloom,).

By reading student work–especially —types of learning journals that help students think–teachers can identify class and individual misconceptions and successes.

(See also. Formative pencil–paper assessment. Students respond individually to short, pencil–paper formative assessments of skills and knowledge taught in the lesson. The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning.

More specifically, formative assessments: help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target. Formative assessment is assessment as learning. In other words, feedback is used to improve learning. One important tip from our best-selling book Mindful Assessment, is that when a number is provided, the learning stops: " a parent teaching a child to cook would never say, “That was 74 percent.”.

There are many ways to assess students' mastery of material besides multiple choice examinations. What follows are some examples of alternative assessments that you might consider. Open book exams. Because students can use books and notes, open book exams encourage students to learn to apply knowledge rather than memorize material.

Bloom's Taxonomy is a method created by Benjamin Bloom to categorize the levels of reasoning skills that students use for active learning.

There are six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and teachers write their assessments in the lowest two levels of the taxonomy.

and wellbeing, drug education or road safety context. Adapting teaching and learning strategies The strategies linked to learning activities are a suggestion only. As teachers know their students learning styles and needs they can select alternative strategies or adapt those suggested to deliver the content.

For example. In Targeted teaching: How better use of data can improve student learning,7 Goss and Hunterindicate that a rigorous use of evidence supports the process of formative assessment to improve teaching and learning.

Teachers should start by developing a clear understanding of where each student is at in his/her learning. Though assessment, teachers.

Educational assessment or educational evaluation is the systematic process of documenting and using empirical data on the knowledge, skill, attitudes, and beliefs to refine programs and improve student learning. Assessment data can be obtained from directly examining student work to assess the achievement of learning outcomes or can be based on data from which.

reformed view of assessment, where assessment plays an integral role in teaching and learning. If assessment is to be used in classrooms to help students learn, it must be transformed in two fundamental ways. First, the content and character of assessments must be significantly improved.

Second, the gathering and use of. According to Department of Education and Assessment Policy Statement () in South Africa; many children use their additional language, mostly English, as the language of learning and Teaching (LOLT), CAPS, ).This means that they must reach a high level of competence in English.

They need to be able to read and write well in English. Asking questions throughout the class will not only make it more interactive, but will also help you measure and improve student learning. Do not wait until the last two minutes of class to ask for questions.

After teaching a class session, teaching a help session, collecting an assignment, or administering an exam, take brief notes on. Use the word scramble then word search worksheets on subsequent days. Extensions: Use the word wall cards to have the students chant, clap, and spell the words.

Have students practice writing the words using other modalities such as salt trays, chalkboards, sand, or paint. Have students use the words in their journal writing.

Technology can increase students' motivation and improve their self-concept. Technology promotes inclusion for students with disabilities. 11) For educators, it is essential to blend these facts into the teaching and learning process.

Using Web Tools. What is Web ?. Pacific history, teaching and role of Professional Associations () PSSC Pacific History; a guide to student projects (ed, John Obed, ) PSSC History; Internal assessment Teachers guide (by Moffatt Wasuka, ) Good books on Pacific History for classroom use (ed, Alli Suhonen, ) Glossary of historical terms for students (ed, Asofou.This data-use support includes helping teachers use assessment results and student work samples to identify and address learning difficulties and academic needs.

It also has included training on approaches such as Response to Intervention and the Professional Teaching and Learning Cycle to help school staff identify areas for improvement and.Alternative assessments allow English language learner (ELL) students to demonstrate their learning.

In this lesson, teachers of ELL students will learn some strategies for offering alternative.