3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them. They are typically named as one of the most time-consuming activities for teachers, and debates continue on how effective current standards of assessment are in actually measuring what students know, vs. simply measuring teacher and school performance.

For starters let’s briefly define the three basic forms of educational assessment.

Formative assessment

— This type of assessment happens on-the-go, during the learning process. In some cases it can even take place prior to learning, for teachers to establish what students already know about the topic and how they approach or would prefer to approach the subject. Feedback here is immediate, for both student and teacher, and enables the teacher to do a quick ”dipstick” test on his/her teaching methods.

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