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Rubrics to Measure Student Learning
http://bit.ly/10gcowx
Rubrics to Measure Student Learning
A common question that we get with regard to technology projects is "how do I grade it?" The 21st-century communication and collaboration skills which are used with most technology based projects are, in many ways, real-world problem-solving skills. The standard, multiple-choice type tests simply are not going to be able to assess students' learning. Instead of thinking of the assessment itself as the measurement, we are going to need to examine our students' performances of understanding. In other words, the assessment is the tool through which we can gauge how much our students have learned.
General Multimedia Assessment Tools | Assessing Student Blogging | Assessing Wikis | Assessing Websites | Assessing Voicethread Projects | Assessing Podcasts | Assessing Video Projects |
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ICT in Education: Evaluation Tools & Indicators
http://bit.ly/LInhCO
ICT in Education: Evaluation Tools & Indicators ... UNESCO
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10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have
http://bit.ly/xMdVmt
10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have
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The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/matrix.php
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM)
illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated here.
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ISTE Tech Standards
http://www.iste.org/standards/standards-for-students
ISTE Tech Standards
s foundational technology skills penetrate throughout our society, students will be expected to apply the basics in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively extend their abilities. ISTE's NETS for Students (2007) help students prepare to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities.
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Primary ICT Child-Speak Level Descriptors
http://bit.ly/ic2GIF
Primary ICT Child-Speak Level Descriptors
5 posters displaying what ICT capability is expected at each level of the curriculum in child-friendly language. Useful for children to self-assess where they're up to.
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Rubrics for Teachers : ICT
http://rubrics4teachers.com/
Rubrics for Teachers : ICT
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ICT Assessment Grids (Primary)
http://bit.ly/7UVLef
ICT Assessment Grids ... KS1 primary
Word files, grid for levelling based on a non QCA (UK) scheme of work.
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Primary (UK) ICT Child-Speak Level Descriptors
http://bit.ly/x8JuH
5 posters displaying what (UK) ICT capability is expected at each level of the curriculum in child-friendly language.
Useful for children to self-assess where they're up to.
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21st Century Skills Assessment
http://www.learning.com/21st-century-skills-assessment/index.htm
Learning.comís 21st Century Skills Assessment is a (USA) district or state-wide solution for measuring the technology proficiency of your elementary and middle school students.
The assessment provides psychometrically valid data on how well your students grasp critical 21st century skills, and is fully aligned to the ISTE NETS-S 2007 refreshed standards.
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SimpleAssessment : assessing student technology proficiency
http://www.simpleassessment.com/
SimpleAssessment : assessing student technology proficiency ... FREE
Load your students into this student technology assessment tool and the assessment process starts automatically.
Each student receives a comprehensive assessment on basic technology literacy. The student technology assessment was designed based on the ISTE NETS for Students and can be completed in about one class period.
You'll be provided with both a Pre- and Post-Assessment so you can track progress throughout the school year.
All student technology assessment data is stored for easy reporting. How many students do you need to assess? 100? 2500? 10,000? No worries. All data is stored securely for your reference at any time, day or night - right at your fingertips. No waiting. The system will also allow you to pull historical data, to compare students from year-to-year.
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e-Assessment glossary
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/assessment.htm
e-Assessment glossary
Assessment is a critical issue for post-16, higher education (HE) and the wider education community and is recognised within the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) unified e-learning strategy as fundamental to its success and as an important factor in delivering the new proposals. JISC recognised the importance of e-assessment for the UK education and research community in the late 1990ís as part of the groundbreaking work on Managed Learning Environments and work on standards.
A series of outputs from JISC have mapped the e-assessment domain for developers, managers and practitioners in further and higher education to clarify and illustrate the key terms, issues and achievements in this field.
Information is given below about each of these important contributions to a wider understanding of e-assessment.
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ICT School computer test should be optional
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6232207.stm
England's exams regulator is advising ministers to scrap their plans for a compulsory computer test for teenagers.
The aim is for all 14-year-olds to do the online test in ICT (information and communication technology) from 2008.
It is has been piloted widely.
But ministers have questioned the need for another statutory test, and the QCA watchdog has now decided it is an unnecessary "burden" for schools.
It says the test should be just one tool teachers use to assess progress.
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GradeL
http://gradel.sourceforge.net/
GradeL is a free graphical grade book program that currently runs only on Linux.
GradeL, Gradebook for Linux, (rhymes with "cradle") is a gradebook program for teachers. Written in Gambas
GradeL currently supports only the traditional two semester, four marking period schedule. Marking period grades are calculated with either Straight Points (no weights) or Weighted Categories. Semester grades are a weighted combination of two marking periods and a final exam. GradeL produces customizable seating charts and a variety of reports.
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ITQ - Tailor made by employers for employers (UK)
http://www.e-skills.com/ITQ/
Information Technology Qualification ITQ - Tailor made by employers for employers
It has been proven that a proficiency in IT is as important as numeracy and literacy for a very large proportion of jobs in the UK.
ITQ is the new flexible IT user qualification and training package that can be tailored to ensure that your staff are trained in just the IT skills they need. It? benchmarked to the e-skills National Occupational Standards for IT Users so you, and your staff, know what you?e getting, and it will certify your staff? performance at work. ITQ is primarily aimed at IT Users and not professional IT staff such as engineers and developers.
Please note that ITQ is the new NVQ for IT Users and forms part of the new Apprenticeship Framework for IT Users.
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Core Technology Competencies and Skills 1999
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te10lk13.htm
Student Core Technology Competencies and Skills 1999
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
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Year 6 Computer Skills Assessment
http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/learning/k-6assessments/csa6ictskills.php
List of Computer Skills addressed by the Year 6 Computer Skills Assessment (Australia)
This is a list of skills that are developed by Stage 3 students as they use computers in context across all subjects.
The list has been collated from all K-6 syllabus documents by teams of teachers and consultants.
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TechLiteracy Assessment
http://www.learning.com/techliteracy-assessment/
TechLiteracy Assessment : Measure, assess and report on student progress
Learning.com? TechLiteracy Assessment is a district-wide solution for measuring the technology proficiency of your elementary and middle school students. Delivered online, TechLiteracy Assessment helps (USA) districts satisfy accountability requirements by demonstrating that student technology standards are being addressed.
Standards alignment, student tracking, class management, and test administration are all hosted by Learning.com, the industry? leading provider of online technology curriculum and integration tools for students. Learning.com has been delivering K-8 online instructional content in schools nationwide since 2001.
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e-Assessment Glossary
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/assessment.aspx
e-Assessment Glossary
The eAssessment Glossary includes terms that are commonly used during the development of items and tests. It looks at the processes involved during the design, presentation and recording of candidate? e-responses to assessment stimuli.
The range of terms identified during this review are words that are commonly used in eAssessment, including terminology that makes use of ICT with either complete or partial use of electronic processes to deliver examinations and assessments. This includes the use of electronic processes for registration of candidates to certification and also the end-to-end assessment processes from the perspective of learners, practitioners, school administrators, learning establishments, awarding bodies and members of the general public. The eAssessment Glossary is comprehensive but it does not contain highly specialised ICT or psychometric terms.
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Joint Assessment System (ICT Assessment)
http://www.jointassessment.co.uk/
Pupil Self-assessment - Teacher assessment - Electronic Portfolio Mgt - Reporting
Joint Assessment System will enable your ICT department to excel at assessment for learning in your school. It will give you the information you need to instantly show colleagues, management or inspectors your assessments of your pupils and examples of their work.
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ICT QCA End of Unit Evaluation Sheets
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ict/ict.htm
ICT QCA End of Unit Evaluation Sheets .. All Word documents | ICT Record of Achievement | ICT Record Sheet KS2 | ICT Record Sheet KS1 |
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USA National Educational Tech Standards (NETS)
http://www.iste.org/standards
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) USA
The primary goal of the ISTE NETS Project is to enable stakeholders in USA PreK-12 education to develop national standards for educational uses of technology that facilitate school improvement in the United States.
The NETS Project will work to define standards for students, integrating curriculum technology, technology support, and standards for student assessment and evaluation of technology use.
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Online Sats tests in ICT : England May 2005
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/4563611.stm
May 2005 : Thousands of teenagers in England have taken online Sats tests in ICT for the first time.
They are guinea pigs for a national test which will become compulsory for 13 and 14-year-olds in 2008.
The trial is being run in more than 500 schools by the exams and curriculum watchdog, the QCA.
The organisation says it is the first time a national test has been sat online anywhere in the world.
The tests are set in a virtual world, with specially-designed software, not standard programs used in many schools.
In 2006, any school can opt to take part in the trials, which will continue until the test becomes compulsory in England's schools in 2008.
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ICT Assignment Worksheet | Student Pre-Assessment Form
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/ntti/resources/workshops/managing_students/resources.html
ICT Assignment Worksheet
Defines what students need to accomplish and how much time they have to complete each task. Students can also record the information they have gathered onto the assignment worksheet.
A list of questions that help teachers determine the computer knowledge and experience of each student.
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Student Test Reviews Online (USA)
http://marketplace.unl.edu/buros/
Student Test Reviews Online - test reviews when you need them
Access test information online exactly as it appears in the Mental Measurement Yearbook series
Search by alphabetic or category listings of test titles or by keyword ... free information on almost 4,000 commercially available tests.
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KS2 KS3 ICT Assessment - MAPS System from TAG (UK)
http://www.maps-ict.com/
KS2 KS3 ICT Assessment - MAPS System from TAG (UK)
MAPS is the solution to key stage 3 and key stage 2 assessment. Where before portfolio based assessment has been expensive, impractical and time consuming, MAPS makes the whole process a breeze.
Where before you've had to cart class sets of exercise books or pay for expensive remote access to the network, with MAPS you get access to your pupil's work wherever you have an internet connection
The MAPS assessment system offers a comprehensive mechanism for tracking student's progress in ICT by providing each pupil with their own portfolio
Based on units from the QCA scheme of work and the new key stage 3 strategy units, the MAPS cutting edge assessment tasks are ready to use "out of the box"! MAPS is an online system built on the best internet technologies available.
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Fischer Family Trust Web Site
http://www.fft.org.uk/
The Fischer Family Trust is working in partnership with schools, LEA's and national agencies on a number of projects. The information on this Web Site is, at present, mainly concerned with projects to investigate the use of ICT in schools.
We will also be developing an area of this Web Site devoted to projects that aim to support the effective use of pupil performance data.
Results from research carried out in 1999 and 2000 into the use of Software in Secondary Schools.
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Cumbria ICT Certification for KS1 & KS2
http://cleo.net.uk/
Cumbriaís NGfL Unit has worked with some twenty Primary Schools in 1998-2000 to trial the Primary ICT Certification. This support material has been produced following suggestions by the participating schools and changes made during the two years of the trial.
The aim of the Certificate is to recognise the ICT work done by pupils during their primary education.The pupil receives a certificate at the end of each Key Stage and the receiving school is informed of the work the pupil has done in the previous Key Stage so avoiding duplication of work and enabling the school to provide appropriate projects matching the pupils ability and experience.
ICT | Assessment | Certificates | KS1 | KS2 |
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Assessment of Multimedia Skills (Online)
http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/index.shtml
Completing class projects can be fun for your students, especially if they know exactly what is needed. Creating guidelines can be time-consuming though, so we've made a way for you to do it in no time! To make a project checklist for your students, first choose the grade level for the type of project you want your students to do. You can choose from writing, presentation, or multimedia projects.
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