Assessment

In this age of accountability, statewide student assessments have become a central focus every spring for students, teachers and families. High-stakes testing requires the school community to invest significant amounts of time and attention in this process, and so we want to ensure that students with and without disabilities have the best possible outcomes. For students with disabilities, it is important to make sure that testing accommodations are properly implemented so that they can fully demonstrate their knowledge and skills on these assessments. Preparation is the key to success!

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High Stakes Testing and Accommodations: Prepare for Success!

In this age of accountability, statewide student assessments have become a central focus every spring for students, teachers and families. High-stakes testing requires the school community to invest significant amounts of time and attention in this process, and so we want to ensure that students with and without disabilities have the best possible outcomes. For students with… Read More

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Assessment in Schools: Web Links

A few helpful websites focusing on assessment are: National Center on Education Outcomes: The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) was established in 1990 to provide national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners (ELLs). Texas Education… Read More

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21 Ways to Check for Student Understanding

This article includes several in-class tips for assessing during a lesson. This is a beneficial practice so teachers have a better understanding of how well their students are comprehending the material. Read more HERE… Read More

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Using Video As A Powerful Self-Assessment Tool

Get off to a good start by reflecting on your teaching practices. Does your teaching style match the needs of all of the students in your classroom? Are you engaging all of your students during your lessons? If not, how will you know before it is too late? Engaging in self-assessment is a beneficial process… Read More

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High-Stakes Testing and Accommodations

In this age of accountability, statewide student assessments have become a central focus every spring for students, teachers and families.  High-stakes testing requires the school community to invest significant amounts of time and attention in this process, and so we want to ensure that students with and without disabilities have the best possible outcomes.  For… Read More