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Got a Minute? Assessment Module

Participants will deepen understanding of assessment and explore how to design assessments minimizing barriers and increasing construct relevance.

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Participants will deepen understanding of assessment and explore how to design assessments minimizing barriers and increasing construct relevance.

Outcomes of the module: 

  • Deepen understanding of the purpose of formative and summative assessment
  • Explore construct relevance and its impact on assessments
  • Design  or revise a literacy assessment

To access the interactive learning module, click on the Interactive link above or select this link: Got a Minute? Assessment Digital Module

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CA Coalition for Inclusive Literacy

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California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy

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August 13, 2021

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Supporting Diverse Students and Teachers in Effective Classroom Assessment Through UDL

Effective Classroom Assessment Through UDL

Supporting Diverse Students and Teachers in Effective Classroom Assessment Through UDL describes a four-year, US Dept of Education-funded collaborative project—I-SMART

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This session describes a four-year, US Dept of Education-funded collaborative project—I-SMART—which is leveraging UDL principles to develop (1) rigorous science assessments for students not meeting grade-level standards, including those with significant cognitive disabilities and (2) an innovative, flexible score reporting dashboard to help teachers adjust their instruction based on assessment results. Assessments were co-designed with students to provide rich, interactive, and engaging scenarios that allow flexible means for students to understand what is being asked of them and choose means for responding. The teacher dashboard was co-designed with teachers to provide multiple means for engagement, representation, and action & expression, as well as scaffold them on more difficult processes, such as interpreting dynamic learning maps. Prototypes of the assessments and the teacher dashboard are demonstrated, and preliminary research findings are shared.

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Bob Dolan
Kim Ducharme

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November 24, 2020

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The Assessment Playbook: A UDL Approach

The vision of this Playbook is to highlight key ideas and deepen opportunities to learn more about the topics presented in the UDL assessment video series.

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Welcome to The Assessment Playbook

Selecting the "DOCUMENT" link above, you can access The Assessment Playbook. The vision of this Playbook is to highlight key ideas and deepen opportunities to learn more about the topics presented in the UDL assessment video series:

We hope this Playbook will support K–12 educators as they plan and implement assessments during the school year in order to inform the design of instruction. Effective design and implementation of assessments helps ensure that all students are able to grow and develop as learners—so they are empowered to build on their strengths and improve on areas of challenge. Inspiration for this video series and accompanying Playbook was developed as a way to better understand the gaps in learning that may have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Amanda Bastoni
Tracey Hall
Bill Wilmot
Allison Posey

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CAST, Inc.

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March 3, 2021

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The Assessment Playbook: A UDL Approach

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The vision of this Playbook is to highlight key ideas and deepen opportunities to learn more about the topics presented in the UDL assessment video series.

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The Assessment Playbook: A UDL Approach

The vision of this Playbook is to highlight key ideas and deepen opportunities to learn more about the topics presented in the UDL assessment video series.

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Welcome to The Assessment Playbook

Selecting the "DOCUMENT" link above, you can access The Assessment Playbook. The vision of this Playbook is to highlight key ideas and deepen opportunities to learn more about the topics presented in the UDL assessment video series:

We hope this Playbook will support K–12 educators as they plan and implement assessments during the school year in order to inform the design of instruction. Effective design and implementation of assessments helps ensure that all students are able to grow and develop as learners—so they are empowered to build on their strengths and improve on areas of challenge. Inspiration for this video series and accompanying Playbook was developed as a way to better understand the gaps in learning that may have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Amanda Bastoni
Tracey Hall
Bill Wilmot
Allison Posey

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CAST, Inc.

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March 3, 2021

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The Assessment Playbook: A UDL Approach

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The vision of this Playbook is to highlight key ideas and deepen opportunities to learn more about the topics presented in the UDL assessment video series.

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Evaluating Assessments

This fast paced and fun video provides useful recommendations for classroom teachers on how to design and evaluate assessments to best evaluate students' knowledge and skill.

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This fast paced and fun video provides useful recommendations for classroom teachers on how to design and evaluate assessments to best evaluate students' knowledge and skill. It covers the topics of:

  • Using assessments to find out where students are and how they learn best
  • Designing assessments to support learning and help students become more aware of their own learning needs
  • Understanding "construct relevant" and "construct irrelevant" design elements of assessments
  • Understanding and avoiding construct "irrelevant" design features of assessments that may create barriers
  • Evaluating individual items of an assessment that may be problematic and getting in the way of understanding the student's knowledge

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CAST, Inc.

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February 8, 2021

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Assessments for Grades 9-12

This fast paced and fun video provides an overview and strategies for effective use of assessments for high school level teachers for students ages 14-18.

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This fast paced and fun video provides an overview and strategies for effective use of assessments for early elementary grade level teachers. As a follow-up to the Introduction to Assessments, this video reviews the three big questions from the context of a classroom teacher working with high school students (ages 14-18).

  • How is the assessment linked to the learning goal?
  • How does the assessment engage the learner?
  • What barriers migh students experience?

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CAST, Inc.

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January 13, 2021

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Assessments for Grades 6-8

This fast paced and fun video provides an overview and strategies for effective use of assessments for middle school level teachers for students ages 11-14.

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This fast paced and fun video provides an overview and strategies for effective use of assessments for early elementary grade level teachers. As a follow-up to the Introduction to Assessments, this video reviews the three big questions from the context of a classroom teacher working with middle school students (ages 11-14).

  • How is the assessment linked to the learning goal?
  • How does the assessment engage the learner?
  • What barriers migh students experience?

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CAST, Inc.

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Assessments for Grades 3-5

This fast paced and fun video provides an overview and strategies for effective use of assessments for upper elementary grade level teachers.

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This fast paced and fun video provides an overview and strategies for effective use of assessments for early elementary grade level teachers. As a follow-up to the Introduction to Assessments, this video reviews the three big questions from the context of a classroom teacher working with upper grades of elementary students (ages 8-11).

  • How is the assessment linked to the learning goal?
  • How does the assessment engage the learner?
  • What barriers migh students experience?

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CAST, Inc.

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January 13, 2021

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Assessments for Grades K-2

This fast paced and fun video provides an overview and strategies for effective use of assessments for early elementary grade level teachers.

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This fast paced and fun video provides an overview and strategies for effective use of assessments for early elementary grade level teachers. As a follow-up to the Introduction to Assessments, this video reviews the three big questions from the context of a classroom teacher working with young students.

  • How is the assessment linked to the learning goal?
  • How does the assessment engage the learner?
  • What barriers migh students experience?

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CAST, Inc.

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February 9, 2021

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This next year will be a year of  growth mindset.  Embrace the power of learning.

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 20:45

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Introduction to Assessments

This fast paced and fun video provides an introduction to assessments for classroom teachers.

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This fast paced and fun video provides an introduction to assessments for classroom teachers. It covers the topics of

  • Types of Assessments
  • Improving Assessments
  • Challenges to Assessments

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CAST, Inc.

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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Outstanding information. Clear for new teachers and an excellent review for veteran teachers and explicit explanations for new teachers. 

I love the barrier is not come from students but from the environment.

Mastery Orientated Feedback is great!

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 20:09