Ch 36: Evaluating Student Progress in Elementary Education

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Our comprehensible chapter covers the process of evaluating student progress in elementary education. You can use this resource to study for a test, complete your homework or refresh your knowledge anytime you'd like on your computer or mobile device.

Evaluating Student Progress in Elementary Education - Chapter Summary

To help you study the evaluation of student progress in elementary education, we've made these subjects very clear. Watch video lessons about the role of instructional objectives in student assessments, Bloom's taxonomy and different types of summative assessments. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Detail ideas for summative assessments
  • Explain how to write a formative assessment
  • Outline formative assessment ideas for math
  • Identify formative assessment ideas for science
  • Implement formative assessment ideas
  • Discuss formative assessment ideas for social studies
  • Describe the limitations and strengths of student portfolio assessment

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10 Lessons in Chapter 36: Evaluating Student Progress in Elementary Education
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The Role of Instructional Objectives in Student Assessments

1. The Role of Instructional Objectives in Student Assessments

In this lesson, we'll define the term 'instructional objectives' and discuss their role in the assessment process. In addition, we'll differentiate between formative and summative assessments.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

2. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.

Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

3. Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

Think of state exams, midterms, finals, graded papers, and standardized tests such as the SAT. They all have one thing in common - they are summative assessments! Find out more in this lesson.

Summative Assessment Ideas

4. Summative Assessment Ideas

Summative assessments are ways to assess comprehension of a topic at the end of unit, project or course. This lesson discusses common summative assessment options and provides unique ideas as well.

How to Write a Formative Assessment

5. How to Write a Formative Assessment

Teachers learn how to support their students through regularly administered formative assessments. In this lesson, we will learn how to write and use formative assessments to inform instruction.

Math Formative Assessment Ideas

6. Math Formative Assessment Ideas

Because math lends itself to summative assessment, it can be difficult to conduct formative assessment. This lesson offers some math formative assessment ideas for all ages.

Formative Assessment Ideas for Science

7. Formative Assessment Ideas for Science

Formative assessments are a type of assessment that teachers use to gauge their students understanding. These assessments often help to inform instruction. In this lesson, we'll explore formative assessment ideas for science.

Formative Assessment Ideas for Reading

8. Formative Assessment Ideas for Reading

Casual assessment is imperative to keep track of student progress through the year. This lesson offers ideas for formative reading assessment activities.

Formative Assessment Ideas for Social Studies

9. Formative Assessment Ideas for Social Studies

Formative assessment is used to determine how students are doing during a specific subject, to assure that you can move forward with little to no confusion. This lesson provides some unique ways to perform formative assessments.

Student Portfolio Assessment: Strengths & Limitations

10. Student Portfolio Assessment: Strengths & Limitations

Educators strive to use various types of authentic assessments with their students. One type of assessment is the portfolio, and this lesson describes what a portfolio is, what goes in it, and how to manage and evaluate them in a classroom.

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