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    Keywords: Equity, Standardized Assessment, Evaluation Paper Description: This quantitative study uses a least-squares regression model to determine the predictive power of socio-economic factors on district-level student achievement on new, Common Core-aligned standardized assessments. We posit that educators may use our methodology and model to control for socio-economic factors, and more equitably compare school district performance. Purpose We used a least-squares regression model to determine the predictive power of socio-economic status (SES) on student achievement on Common Core-aligned standardized assessments in the State of Connecticut. The purpose of this case study is to: 1) Determine extent to which SES explains the differences…

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    units to more complicated subjects, such as Tort Law, Confidentiality, Abortion, Cloning. A challenging portion into any educational experience is to select a method of assessment that will demonstrate students’ knowledge and skills acquired during the course. There are many different choices to measure students’ performance. In this course the students’ performance was assessed through formative assessment and summative assessments.…

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    Formative Assessment Using Technology in the Math Classroom Monique Chatman University of St. Thomas Research Professor: Sonia Vasan, Ph. D. September, 2012 Chapter 1 Introduction Today’s school system is in transition. Some of the changes are due to economic pressures and a need for graduates who can function in society as good citizens (Franklin & Peat, 2002). The demand for students to perform well on standardized tests is another reason for the shift. Technology has been used in…

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    disabilities in your classroom or school setting. Determine which alternate assessment is a better measure of student achievement. Include at least 5 scholarly references to support your claims Florida schools are based off of certain standards. Each child has to master these standards, in order to be “proficient” in the skill taught. Most students, will have no problem mastering the standards required by the state of Florida. However, some students, especially those who are special needs, or…

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    Standardized Testing A standardized test is any test that is administered and scored following a predetermined standard procedure. There are two main types of standardized tests: proficiency tests and achievement tests. Standardized tests predict how well students perform at any subsequent educational level or space. The most common examples are the SAT and the ACT, which attempt to predict how well secondary students will perform in college. However, when assessing the effectiveness of a…

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    “The logic of these ongoing assessments systems, or what is called formative assessment systems, is that they provide teachers with ongoing information regarding their students that can help teachers diagnose specific areas of need and thus teachers can modify instruction” (Goldring, 2009, pg. 77). As a current teacher, I use formative assessments in my physical education class and health classroom routinely. The data I gather from using these assessments helps me understand what areas of my…

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    issue the students their summative assessment (which again is usually the chapter review questions from the textbook), that the students are able to still continue in having a more enjoyable time in demonstrating to me what they are learning. In reflecting upon this and in regards to my chosen CSTP and current level of JOY in teaching and learning, I would like my reality to be a smooth class transition from direct instruction (including formative assessment) to summative assessment where the…

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    This research focuses on the use of self-assessment strategies and investigates the question, “Can Student Self-Assessment Strategies Create Higher Achievement Gains?” Introduction In order to answer the first question, What is the effect of self-assessment/progress monitoring strategies on student achievement based upon end-of unit assessments?, a pre-test, post-test, and formative assessment data were collected from sixty sixth grade science students over an eight week period. To answer…

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    The need for improved forms of assessment in high school classrooms that better prepare students for end of year tests, such as the ACT and End of Course Assessment, has encouraged many districts and educators to adopt standards-based grading systems in their classrooms. Standards-based grading is designed to help students and teachers focus on specific content in a way that helps students demonstrate mastery of specific concepts. Standards based grading on a report card appears as a numerical…

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    learn. For many years, teachers utilized a lecture style of instruct the students, but with the innovation of technology and the evolving of our educational system in…

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