Much focus has been given to student-centered pedagogy that emphasizes “21st century skills,” but in many cases assessment practices have remained largely the same. Teachers may experiment with inquiry-based learning, flipped classrooms, and collaborative activities, while still ending each unit with a written test. Some middle schools give traditional exams “to prepare students for high school” and high schools claim that long, cumulative written exams given in the same week are necessary to prepare students for college. Will lower schools soon be joining the ranks and give exams to prepare students for middle school? This Webinar explores assessment practices that are student-centered, more reflective of “real life,” and that fit with the emerging pedagogues that are based on brain research.
Special attention is given to the discussion of traditional final exams and exam periods.
We'll cover these topics and more:
- How do we evaluate our current assessment practices?
- What are some different assessment practices we might consider?
- Should we have mid-term and final exam periods?
- Will students be prepared for college if we change our assessment practices?
Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.
Who Should View:Division Heads/Principals, Academic Deans, Deans of Faculty, and School Heads will benefit from this session.