Assessment Guide for Elementary Educators

In order to teach students you must first assess exactly where they are and what they're developmentally ready to learn. These resources will help make your assessment tasks easier and more effective.
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The sole purpose of assessment is to help plan instruction around students needs so each student can achieve their academic goals. Once the students have been taught and independent work has been completed, it is only then that a grade should be assigned. In order to assess student learning and understanding it is essential that teachers learn how to grade elementary students. In this guide you will learn how to grade students, the do's and don't's of grading, communicating progress to parents, how to use a Rubric, and codes for marking grades K-5. More »

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Trying to find the perfect comment for a student can become quite a task. Use the following phrases and statements to help you tailor your comments for each specific student. This article will provide you with a plethora of comments to help you write the perfect report card. More »

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There is a growing need to measure students' growth and success in the classroom, especially with all the talk in the media about teacher evaluations. It's standard to measure student growth in the beginning and the end of the school year with standardized testing. But, can these test scores really give teachers and parents a good understanding of the students' growth? What are some other ways educators can measure students learning throughout the year? This article will examine a few ways that teachers can promote student understanding and performance. More »

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If your looking for a great way to assess students while keeping them aware about the work they produce, then creating a student portfolio is the way to go. Portfolios can be best described as a collection of student's work that represents an assortment of their performance. It's a way to monitor their progress over time. The following suggestions will help you effectively design a student portfolio. More »

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Rubrics are great for assessing a variety of student work. Here you will learn step-by-step how to create a rubric for student assessment. More »

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Rubrics are a fast and easy way to assess students' work. Here you will learn what a basic rubric template should have, example qualifiers to add to your rubric, sample verbs and verb phrases to help you write your descriptions, and three sample rubric templates. More »

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An easy way to evaluate student writing is to create a rubric. This allows you to help students improve their writing skills by determining what area they need help in. Here you find samples of basic, expository and narrative Rubrics, along with how to score a rubric. More »

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An essay rubric is a way teachers assess students' essay writing by using specific criteria to grade assignments. Essay rubrics save teachers time because all of the criteria is listed and organized into one convenient paper. If used effectively, rubrics can help improve students' writing. Here you will learn how to use an essay rubric, and view samples. More »

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An essay rubric is a way teachers assess students' essay writing by using specific criteria to grade assignments. Essay rubrics save teachers time because all of the criteria is listed and organized into one convenient paper. If used effectively, rubrics can help improve students' writing. Here you will learn how to score a rubric, plus view a few samples. More »

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Teachers are always looking for new ways to assess their students' work. Regardless of what curriculum you teach, assessment is something that teachers must do everyday. Thanks to the latest in mobile technology, assessing students' work has never been easier! Here are the top 5 assessment apps that will assist you in observing and assessing your students. More »