How often do you notice what has your attention? In particular, what has your attention when you are assessing children? For example, when you are completing a statewide assessment, or collecting day to day data, what has your attention? Is it whether or not children know their colors? Can count? Can rhyme? How about if […]
Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) is Maryland’s Comprehensive Assessment System aimed at improving outcomes for young children.
Take simple steps to learn what children truly know, understand, and are able to do using authentic assessment activities.
A framework developed around twelve key beliefs that reflect research as well as the values of educators involved in the development of the framework. These key beliefs set the foundation for and are aligned with the four areas of framework. This article will get you started!
We spoke with Sue Murray, the Transition Coordinator at the Hannah More School, about a wide range of important issues around transition. Here is part of the interview that is focused towards professionals.
This course included an examination and exploration of formal assessment instruments and procedures diagnosing elementary through secondary students who are experiencing mild to moderate learning problems. Communicating assessment results to parents and teachers is also emphasized.
Further examination and administration of informal assessment instruments for diagnosing specific problems for elementary through secondary students will be explored.
Through a Maryland State Improvement Grant (MSIG) III grant, Goucher College, Graduate Programs in Education, developed five online courses for special education preparation throughout the State.
At many schools, the very thought of teacher evaluation is enough to start palms sweating and heartbeats racing. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Teachers at your school are no doubt already doing plenty of formative assessment. In most instances, though, that formative assessment is something that happens informally and is not really a part of a school-wide system of assessment.