The metaphors you can use for assessments go on and on. It can be a measuring stick. A magnifying glass. It’s a glimpse into student understanding.
Assessments don’t, however, have to be a formal quiz or test.
They can be varied and as informal as a conversation at times. Assessments can be creative and innovative.
When you get the #DitchBook tweeters together for a Thursday evening Twitter chat, you know there will be great ideas! This week’s topic was “Ditching Traditional Assessments,” and the discussion was enlightening!
What are your best practices for assessment? How do you mix things up with creative, non-traditional assessment? Please leave your best ideas in a comment at the end of this post!
Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?
- They happen every Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Mountain / 9 p.m. Central / 10 p.m. Eastern.
- They often run for 30 minutes. Many times, moderators will offer bonus questions for those that want to continue chatting.
- Check out what’s happening on the #DitchBook Twitter chat by clicking here. (Even if you don’t have a Twitter account!)
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Interested in having Matt present at your event or school? Contact him by e-mail!
Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:
|Date||Event / Event Details||City / More Info|
|+|| 03/30/2018||Taylorville CUSD||Taylorville, IL|
|+|| 04/11/2018||Switzerland County School Corp||Vevay, IN|
|+|| 04/21/2018||Great Expectations||Edmond, OK|
|+|| 04/25/2018||Connect Conference||Niagra Falls, CA|
|+|| 06/01/2018||MSD of Martinsville||Martinsville, IN|
|+|| 06/04/2018||Granbury ISD||Granbury, TX|
|+|| 06/05/2018||Columbus City Schools||Columbus OH|
|+|| 06/06/2018||School City of Mishawaka||Mishawaka, IL|
|+|| 06/12/2018||2nd Annual Learn, Explore, Adopt and Deliver (LEAD) Conference||Cleveland, OH|
|+|| 06/13/2018||InnEdCo||Keystone, CO|
|+|| 06/19/2018||Tyler ISD||Tyler, TX|
|+|| 06/21/2018||Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community Schools||Washington, IN|
|+|| 08/09/2018||St. Joseph Grade School||South Bend, IN|
|+|| 08/14/2018||Tech Camp||Portage, Michigan|
|+|| 08/15/2018||St. Anthony de Padua Catholic School||South Bend, IN|