Authentic Performance Assessments for English Language Learners

A video presentation of a collaborative conversation between two educators with a recommendation on how to develop, gather, analyze, and interpret ELL student data


How Do We Ensure Student Voice in the Classroom with English Language Learners?

This article gives practical ideas for quickly assessing students in the classroom, addresses the need for greater dialogue around ensuring student voice in the design and delivery of formative assessments and the importance of confronting the cultural sensitivity with which assessments are designed.


Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Move your students forward in their learning with effective feedback strategies.


5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

Giving feedback is something that is easily looked over, or overgeneralized most of the time. Find out how to best give effective, useful feedback to your students this school year!


Assessment: Feedback to Promote Student Learning

Learning how to ensure students are using feedback you give.


Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

  Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.


Including Student Voice

It's so easy to design assessments as educators alone, or only with our colleagues. However, including students in the design process of assessments is crucial for incorporating student voice, and has great benefits. Check out this edutopia article about including student voice in your classroom.


Learning Targets or Learning Objectives?

Great resource shared by a peer. Great to understand the difference between these two often interchanged terms.

Teaching & Learning

Have you ever used these terms interchangeably like I have? Do you ever get confused on what you should actually write on the board?

I ran across this Smores Blog by Amanda Ball. She has some great, simple explanations to understanding the difference between Targets and Objectives.

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