Assessing Students Written Work

Over the past decade and a half, institutions, including the national union of students, have worked hard to improve this situation, introducing time limits for returning work to students to address problems with timeliness, ...

Author: Catherine Haines

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000393682

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Assessment is one of the most powerful tools in teaching, yet it is rarely measured in effort, time and effectiveness and is often done alone, against the clock and with minimal training. This practical and realistic book is designed to help practitioners who wish to improve their impact in assessing a large and diverse range of students. This second edition has been fully updated to include the views of students and recent developments in remote assessment, plagiarism, grading and feedback tools. The second half of the book considers the main assessment methods, with advice addressing common challenges. It will help newer assessors to: clarify their role and make the best use of time and technology gain confidence with assessment terms and processes give motivating feedback and support student writing tailor their approach and learn from practitioners within their discipline to extend their current range of solutions consider in more depth: essays, reports and projects, practicals and fieldwork, mathematically-based learning and exams. Both newly appointed and more experienced lecturers in further and higher education, postgraduate students, part time staff and graduate teaching assistants will find this an invaluable guide and reference tool.

Assessing Student s Digital Writing

In this book, Troy Hicks—a leader in the teaching of digital writing—collaborates with seven National Writing Project teacher consultants to provide a protocol for assessing students’ digital writing.

Author: Troy Hicks

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807773871

Category: Education

Page: 146

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In this book, Troy Hicks—a leader in the teaching of digital writing—collaborates with seven National Writing Project teacher consultants to provide a protocol for assessing students’ digital writing. This collection highlights six case studies centered on evidence the authors have uncovered through teacher inquiry and structured conversations about students’ digital writing. Beginning with a digital writing sample, each teacher offers an analysis of a student’s work and a reflection on how collaborative assessment affected his or her teaching. Because the authors include teachers from kindergarten to college, this book provides opportunities for vertical discussions of digital writing development, as well as grade-level conversations about high-quality digital writing. The collection also includes an introduction and conclusion, written by Hicks, that provides context for the inquiry group’s work and recommendations for assessment of digital writing. Book Features: An adaptation of the Collaborative Assessment Conference protocol to help professional learning communities examine students’ digital work. Detailed descriptions of students’ digital writing, including the assessment process and implications for instruction. Links to the samples of student digital writing available online for further review and to be used as digital mentor texts. “Building on his foundational work in helping us to embrace digital writing in the classroom, Hicks and his collaborators help us take the next step to becoming teachers who practice authentic assessment that supports students to learn through digital writing. This is the book (and the thinking) that advances our field.” —Sara Kajder, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

Assessing Writing

This book outlines in an accessible manner the major tenets of research in the field and provide language teachers with guidelines to design and develop suitable writing assessment tasks for their students.

Author: Sara Cushing Weigle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521784467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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The assessment of language learners is having a growing impact in English language teaching and applied linguistics. A formal evaluation of students writing abilities is important for language teachers in order to assess the pedagogical needs of their students. While there has been a considerable body of work undertaken on assessing the writing abilities of native speakers, the issues surrounding the assessment of second language learners writing abilities are still emerging. At present, no one volume has explored these issues and their implications for language teaching practitioners wishing to evaluate their students writing. This book outlines in an accessible manner the major tenets of research in the field and provide language teachers with guidelines to design and develop suitable writing assessment tasks for their students.

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems

Portfolios oer students exactly this opportunity for deeply purposeful and guided reection. White argues further that reection is also an important element in assessing student written work and their performances as evolving writers.

Author: Katherine V. Wills

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602354449

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios addresses theories and practices advanced by some of the most innovative and active proponents of ePortfolios.

Formative Assessment

The students' next job was to consider the self-evaluation of their line plot that they made in the previous class ... In the example in Figure 5.7, a middle school writing teacher shows the process she used to assess student writing as ...

Author: Margaret Heritage

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071813683

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Develop the knowledge and skills needed for successful formative assessment Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students to keep learning moving forward. In the 10 years since the first edition of Formative Assessment was published, the practice has become a mainstay in classrooms, but that does not mean that it is easy. Education expert Margaret Heritage walks readers through every step of implementation and offers numerous examples that illustrate formative assessment practices across a range of subjects and grade levels. She explains how to articulate learning progressions, goals, and success criteria; select assessment strategies and provide quality feedback; engage students in self-assessment and self-management; and create an environment that values feedback as part of the learning process. Based on the latest research, this second edition addresses: College and career readiness standards, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards Equity and individual learning needs Discipline-based and student-centered formative assessment Social and emotional learning Written for teachers and those who support them, this book will help all educators develop the skills necessary to get students on the path to success.

Adolescent Literacies

Align the mode of writing assessment with the mode of production with which students are most proficient. ... For peer assessment to be meaningful, students should learn how to give constructive feedback on peers' written work, ...

Author: Kathleen A. Hinchman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462534524


Page: 501

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Showcasing cutting-edge findings on adolescent literacy teaching and learning, this unique handbook is grounded in the realities of students' daily lives. It highlights research methods and instructional approaches that capitalize on adolescents' interests, knowledge, and new literacies. Attention is given to how race, gender, language, and other dimensions of identity--along with curriculum and teaching methods--shape youths' literacy development and engagement. The volume explores innovative ways that educators are using a variety of multimodal texts, from textbooks to graphic novels and digital productions. It reviews a range of pedagogical approaches; key topics include collaborative inquiry, argumentation, close reading, and composition.

20 Formative Assessment Strategies that Work

Description The teacher gives students a sample problem completed by an example student (it can be a fictional student) ... If using a student's written work, retype it (including any mistakes you want corrected) or copy it in your own ...

Author: Kate Wolfe Maxlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351694575

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This book provides teachers and school leaders with practical, effective, and proven assessment strategies that are immediately implementable in classrooms. You’ll learn about 20 high-impact formative assessment strategies, with details on how they can be applied to a variety of content areas and grade levels, including mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and various electives. In this accessible book, these experienced authors demonstrate the how and why, along with a framework for folding these new ideas into job-embedded professional development. 20 Formative Assessment Strategies that Work provides the full toolkit for implementing, managing, and modifying these assessment strategies in your school and classrooms today.

Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools

It is the interpretation of the assessment data for the purpose of judging the learning that has occurred. ... Authentic assessment performances, such as portfolios of written work or videotapes of students presenting speeches, ...

Author: Sharon Kingen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135675875

Category: Education

Page: 624

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This text is designed specifically to meet the needs of preservice teachers who have had little experience working in middle-grade classrooms. Three ideas are central: * teaching language arts at the middle level is a complex activity that demands expertise in the use of a variety of strategies, * reading and writing are key processes of language arts study, but so are speaking, listening, and viewing/visually representing, and * teaching the processes of effective communication is crucial, but middle school students must also begin to learn the content of the field--literature, language, and media. Teaching Language Arts in Middle Schools gives balanced attention to various teaching strategies, processes, and content, demonstrating how all of these connect to improve students' abilities to communicate. In this text: *Research and theory are summarized and applied to practice *A non-prescriptive approach is integrated with practical information *Debates in the field are acknowledged *Additional reading and research are emphasized *The author's voice and point of view are explicit

All Children Read

Assessing students ' writing and providing ongoing feedback are critical in encouraging students to write . However , in assessing ... Six Traits writing evaluation can guide you in evaluating and grading children's written works .

Author: Charles A. Temple

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X030104237

Category: Education

Page: 549

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Written by one of the most dynamic author teams in the field of Reading and Literacy, the second edition ofAll Children Readcontinues to offer K-8 teachers the best practices for nurturing emergent literacy, teaching early literacy concepts, and developing reading and writing inallstudents — those of varying reading levels and abilities, as well as those who are English language learners. The new edition increases its emphasis on the professional aspects of literacy instruction, and also includes significant new coverage of fluency and vocabulary, differentiated instruction (and connections to the SIOP), and the all-important topics of literacy assessment. Central to the text are the six overriding themes--the troubled reader, family/community literacy, technology, writing and reading connections, language diversity, and phonics/phonetic awareness---interwoven throughout, making this book the most contemporary and critical learning aid to come out in the field in years.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

Writing to learn” strategies are the focus of the work of Joan Countryman (1992), who describes the use of student writing to assess understanding and to help students make connections between their prior knowledge and their ...

Author: Louise Grinstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787225

Category: Education

Page: 912

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

American Book Publishing Record

HAINES, Catherine, 1962- 808,.042,0711 Assessing students' written work: marking essays and reports / Catherine Haines. ... 808\042'0712 Teaching writing in middle and secondary schools / Jim Blasingame, John H. Bushman.



ISBN: UOM:39015066043194

Category: American literature


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Kod ly Today

The rubrics for evaluation may be written in a manner that could allow the students to evaluate their own performance or the ... assess the students' knowledge of rhythmic and melodic elements through reading and writing activities.

Author: M?che?l Houlahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198042860

Category: Music

Page: 632

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In Kod?ly Today, M?che?l Houlahan and Philip Tacka offer an expertly-researched, thorough, and--most importantly--practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into tangible, achievable musical objectives and effective lesson plans. Their model--grounded in the latest research in music perception and cognition--outlines the concrete practices behind constructing effective teaching portfolios, selecting engaging music repertoire for the classroom, and teaching musicianship skills successfully to elementary students of all degrees of proficiency. Addressing the most important questions in creating and teaching Kod?ly-based programs, Houlahan and Tacka write through a practical lens, presenting a clear picture of how the teaching and learning processes go hand-in-hand. Their innovative approach was designed through a close, six-year collaboration between music instructors and researchers, and offers teachers an easily-followed, step-by-step roadmap for developing students' musical understanding and metacognition skills. A comprehensive resource in the realm of elementary music education, this book is a valuable reference for all in-service music educators, music supervisors, and students and instructors in music education.

Integrating Teaching Learning and Action Research

For new arrivals in an ESL reading course, I incorporated a kind of portfolio task as an assessment. The students housed all of their written work such as journal entries and major reading and writing assignments in a folder that was ...

Author: Ernest T. Stringer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412939751

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Integrating Teaching, Learning and Action Research: Enhancing Instruction in the K-12 Classroom demonstrates how action research can be used as an integral component of teaching and learning and how teacher researchers can engage students as participatory researchers to accomplish highly effective learning outcomes. The text details student research processes chapter by chapter, and demonstrates, through examples and multiple lesson plans, how these processes can be incorporated into classroom lessons and linked to state courses of study and performance standards. This timely text provides the means to upgrade student performance and maximize the possibility of success for all.

Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

interviews , questionnaires , and samples of students ' work . In addition , student records and portfolios can provide insight into the students ' reading and writing experiences and capabilities . Portfolios , which are collections of ...

Author: Thomas G. Gunning

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015040079025

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 565

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This practical text details techniques for assessing students and using assessment results to provide effective instruction. Forty sample lessons cover major skills and strategies. Focusing on low-achieving readers and writers, the author emphasizes strategies that students can use independently to

Write to be read

A number score based on objective assessment guidelines gives students more comprehensible feedback on how to revise a ... even for just two or three minutes , at some point during the drafting of each formal writing assignment .

Author: William R. Smalzer

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125339979



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The National Assessment of College Student Learning

Identifying College Graduates' Essential Skills in Writing, Speech and Listening, and Critical Thinking : Final Project ... 34 ) notes “ it is not too much to expect that students who work hard at learning to write will improve their ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Jones

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: PURD:32754065371498

Category: College graduates

Page: 181

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This study used an iterative Delphi survey process of about 600 faculty, employers, and policymakers to identify writing, speech and listening, and critical thinking skills that college graduates should achieve to become effective employees and citizens (National Education Goal 6). Participants reached a consensus about the importance in critical thinking of the ability to detect: indirect persuasion including the use of leading questions that are biased towards eliciting a preferred response, use of misleading language, use of slanted definitions or comparisons, and instances where irrelevant topics or considerations are brought into an argument to divert attention from the original issue. With regard to effective writing respondents thought that graduates should be able to use active or passive voice where appropriate, use correct grammar, use specific language conventions of their academic discipline, and use language that their audience understands. With regard to speech communication skills respondents reached agreement about the importance of information exchange, conversation management, group communication, and using and understanding spoken English and non-verbal signs. Extensive tables detail the Delphi survey results. (Contains 168 references.) (JB)

Teaching Visual Culture

... assessing student studio work and studio work created in conjunction with student writing and speaking about art. Portfolio assessment should not be a matter of assessing each individual work of art as much as a holistic assessment ...

Author: Kerry Freedman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807777473

Category: Education

Page: 189

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This is the first book to focus on teaching visual culture. The author provides the theoretical basis on which to develop a curriculum that lays the groundwork for postmodern art education (K–12 and higher education). Drawing on social, cognitive, and curricular theory foundations, Freedman offers a conceptual framework for teaching the visual arts from a cultural standpoint. Chapters discuss: visual culture in a democracy; aesthetics in curriculum; philosophical and historical considerations; recent changes in the field of art history; connections between art, student development, and cognition; interpretation of art inside and outside of school; the role of fine arts in curriculum; technology and teaching; television as the national curriculum; student artistic production and assessment; and much more. “A compelling synthesis of scholarship from a variety of fields. . . . This book successfully blends theory with provocative arts education applications.” —Doug Blandy, Director, Arts and Administration, Institute for Community Arts Studies, University of Oregon “Insightful and well-researched. . . . This book will spark discussion among art educators, serving as a catalyst for change in theory and practice.” —Mary Ann Stankiewicz, President, National Art Education Association

Principles and Practices of Assessment

Plagiarism and authenticity When assessing written work, you will need to be aware that some learners, intentionally or not, might plagiarise the work of others. Plagiarism is the wrongful use of someone else's work.

Author: Ann Gravells

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529766363

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Whether you are a new or an experienced assessor, this book will guide you through the relevant principles and practices to enable you to become an assessor; improve your job role; and/or work towards a relevant assessment qualification. This fourth edition includes guidance for online assessment.