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How Does a Rigorous Formative Assessment Plan Fit into an Instructional Program?

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How Does a Rigorous Formative Assessment Plan Fit into an Instructional Program? Formative assessment is a philosophy of teaching and learning grounded in the instructional cycle of engaging students in interesting learning activities, assessing, analyzing the data (teachers and students), providing corrective instruction, and re-assessing.  It consists of aligning standards, […]

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Are You Using Learning-Oriented Practices Like Formative Assessment?

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Using Formative Assessment As a Learning-Oriented Practice With constant regulations and the demands to meet rigorous standards, it can be tough to switch from being test-oriented to learning-oriented.  As educators, we’ve found that while focusing on learning-oriented techniques like formative assessment may be a bit more time consuming and require […]

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6 Growth Target Setting Models For Student Learning Objectives

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The usage of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as a measure of student growth has grown tremendously in recent years. An emphasis on student growth in Race to the Top, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waivers, and teacher evaluation systems have all contributed to this rise in popularity. As a […]