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Participant Quotes
 
"We were expecting to gain a few tidbits on teaching, but we left with strategies that have the potential to change the culture and attitude of our school forever."
...4 Teachers from Brooklyn College Academy, grades 9 - 10

"Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to share in this awesome learning experience."
...Math Teacher, Cape Coral, Florida

"This conference was the best educational experience I've had since I left college. I've been to seminars, clinics, and all kinds of workshops, but this conference was more value than anything I've experienced. In the past week, I reflected more on my teaching practices than I've ever done since I began my career."
...Teacher of Middle School Science, St. Lawrence County, New York

"I was awed by your effort to make each person at the conference feel valued."
...Middle School Teacher, ELA, State of Delaware

"We had an amazing experience at the conference!"
...Social Studies Teachers, New York City, New York

"I want to say how much I enjoyed the week. The level of learning just continues to rise every year!"
...Staff Developer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Our team became a cohesive group of educators that truly have the kids at heart. We are going to really try to get together on a regular basis to discuss and encourage each other with things learned at this conference."
...Elementary Teacher, St. Lawrence County, New York
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Assessment

What are the various types of assessment, their strengths and weaknesses?

The desired behavior based skills, knowledge, and attitudes are the objectives for the unit of instruction. Your instruction will develop the behaviors, and your assessments will create situations that call for their performance. Thus it is that objectives begin the instructional cycle, and they continue to control activities throughout the cycle. The instructional cycle is below.

Objectives
(In terms of behavior)

Instruction
(Develops behavior defined by objectives)

Assessment
(Create settings that call for skills defined by objectives)

Types of Assessment:

Decide on the percent of the evaluation that will come from each of the following types of assessment - Standard (paper and pencil), Portfolio, and/or Performance.

EVIDENCE of STUDENT SUCCESS

What can students do to demonstrate success?
Responses - written and oral
Presentations
Portfolios
Logs/journals
Examinations
Class tests/quizzes
Debate
Dialogue
Simulations
Role Playing
Graphic Organizers
Essays
Designing lessons
Teaching lessons
Producing products such as story books, series of drawings
Videotape documentaries

How can teachers measure success?

Observation
Q and A
Checklist
Graphic organizers: e.g. mind or concept maps
Selected responses
Conferences/interviews
Rubrics, other scoring guides
Contracts
At-a-Glance
Rating scales

The Study Place: Assessment Types

This specific link takes you to a pdf that outlines different types of assessment and discusses them in depth. The website itself, www.thestudyplace.org includes a number of lesson plans, interactive ways to create your own lessons, and many other resources.