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If you have a particular article, passage, or short story you want to use with students, this free website is a good go-to for figuring out if it's in the ballpark for the level of students you are teaching (using Reading Anchor Standard 10). The website offers a variety of readability formulas for...
Digital badges are a new way to capture and communicate what someone knows and can demonstrate. They represent different levels of work and engagement. This report, funded by OVAE, discusses developing and implementing a system of digital badges for adult learners. It begins a conversation.
The Just Write! guide is an online &/or downloadable PDF resource guide for ABE teachers (!) , intended to increase familiarity with evidence-based writing instruction and to facilitate translation of research findings into teaching practices and products that will enhance the quality of...
Document, Recording
This is an article/audio interview with Richard Stiggins, who is an advocate of classroom assessments in student learning. He talks about what formative assessment is and isn't and he explains the purposes and the benefits.
Definitions of formative assessment vary, but most people agree that it has the power to yield information about what students are learning while they are learning it.
Formative assessments can improve both teaching and learning if you follow the ten principles outlined in this article. The steps include: (1) Help students understand the role of formative assessment. (2) Begin with clear KUDs. (3) Make room for student differences. (4) Provide instructive...
The authors outline a "clear-cut, realistic, and rewarding approach" to formative assessment. They explain four steps and how the steps work together to create a "seamless, comprehensive, formative assessment system". The approach helps to develop communication between teachers and students to...
Video, Website
This is a link a video about curriculum embedded assessments and how they are used in Massachusetts classrooms.
American Student Assistance® provides web-based tools and information about financial planning, and student loans, free of charge to students and graduates.
This site provides a quick and easy assessment tool to help people identify possible occupations based on their interests and personality type. It provides a full description of occupations, including tasks, skills, knowledge, and education needed. It also has videos of occupations.