Research-Based Practical Strategies for Every Teacher In an age of information overload, do you ever wish you could find one resource that would allow you to quickly gain insight into a variety of cutting-edge practices in elementary education? You’re holding it at your fingertips. What Really Works in Elementary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only understand the research behind certain educational practices, but also have experience working in elementary classrooms. Each user-friendly chapter, focused on a topic vital to elementary educators, presents information in a straightforward way to help you learn what works – and what does not work – with students today. Whether you’re a new educator, or just seeking to build new skills, you’ll benefit from • Insight into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment • Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students • Chapters focused on effective methods for teaching within content areas • Practical tips for reaching all learners; including ELLs, students with autism, and gifted students • Useful reproducibles and resources for every topic area Never before has so much valuable information been presented so simply and effectively in one resource. Are you ready to focus on what works best?
Chapter 14: Amazing Assessment
What Really Works in Assessment in the Elementary Classroom
I Know What I Taught, But What Did They Learn?
It is time to talk about something we love to hate: Assessment. What is it, and how should we use it? Some days it feels like everyone, everywhere, is talking about educational assessment ALL THE TIME. The frustrating thing is that while everyone agrees that we need to know what kids learn when we teach them stuff, we actually don’t get practical suggestions about what assessments are and how they should be used. What is most troublesome, however, is that while everyone is fussing about the importance of assessment, very little information is out there to describe how to use assessment to support ...