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Technology in Classroom Assessment

Teaching in today’s modern classroom involves more than just standing in front of the class to cover content. Instead, teachers are learning facilitators, guiding students with curriculum-based activities designed to meet the individual needs and learning styles of each student. Many of these classrooms employ 1:1 laptop or tablet approaches, meaning that every student in the classroom has access to a mobile device (laptop or tablet-type device) every day in every classroom and oftentimes with the ability to take the device home. Technology provides not only an opportunity for teachers and students to be innovative but also an effective and efficient means for classroom assessment.

Historically, classroom assessments have been utilized as a summative measure for students to demonstrate content understanding at the end of a ...

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