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CCCC.jpg This position statement issued by the College Composition and Communication Conference (CCCC), a subset of NCTE, takes a pro-technology stand, asking that we integrate technology responsibly in the teaching of writing. In a section headed "A Current challenge: Electronic Rating," however, the position statement warns of the dangers of machine-scoring...
TTNW-200x293-2.jpg   SorapureKairos2.jpg   Stacy Johnson-Sorapure2.jpg   TroyHicksBook2.jpg A set of teacher resources for the assessment of multimedia compositions and projects. Three of these resources address K–12 student populations and two address college-age populations...
Another lens that seems really productive is to look at these videos in terms of assessing what kids know and are able to do.  With video as the data, I get more of the context and more of the movement, spatial configuration and emotion that comes across in motion pictures.  This is a drawback too, since with all of that information, it can be overwhelming to think and talk about.   Still given...
Attached is the rubric for digital composition
Marshall, a 7th grader, is demonstrating what he knows about order of operations in mathematics. This video is a preliminary assessment of what he already knows about evaluating algebraic expressions. Prior to this video session, Marshall worked with a partner on order of operations puzzles to refresh his memory of this common middle school math concept. He is writing on the video worksheet form...
In this clip, Angela gives a careful and detailed explanation of the rules for order of operation in evaluating algebraic expressions. She then uses these rules to successfully solve both versions of her example. She prepared for this by solving some puzzles with her partner and then writing about the process. Angela used the video worksheet form, which allows her to choose the level of...
Essential Question: Can we get a richer picture of student achievement and school effectiveness by developing authentic assessment tools similar to those developed by teachers in Nebraska and adding to it the reflective thought and writing provided by a portfolio system? The Education Reform Act of 1993 signaled the onset of education reform in the state of Massachusetts. The most notable result...
TTNW.jpg Teaching the New Writing by Herrington, Hodgson, and Moran is a book that MUST be included in every school’s professional library. Each chapter of the book features first-hand stories from teachers about their experiences integrating new technologies into their classrooms. In reading their stories, it's easy to feel a deep connection to the teachers as they...
powerusergrid.jpg Instead of using a rubric, Paul Allison, a high school teacher from the New York City Writing Project and one of the founding teachers of the Youth Voices social network, uses this performance-based checklist as one of his assessment tools for students. It illustrates how a teacher can move from the broad learning outcomes statements of the NCTE "...
ncte.gif In 2008, the NCTE Executive Committee adopted a position statement addressing 21st century literacy skills. The 21st Century Literacy Curriculum and Assessment Framework presents learning outcomes deemed necessary for 21st century readers and writers to succeed. For each outcome, the framework provides specific questions for Language Arts educators to...

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