Assessment

Assessment

Victory’s Vendor and Partnership Processes

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In our recent blog post, Instructional Design 101, we provided an overview of several popular instructional design models. One of these, the original ADDIE model, was a linear approach with some iterative features. It evolved to be more cyclical, and spawned many other models. In similar fashion, our linear workflows at Victory have evolved to…

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What’s Next? Part 3: Assessment

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This is the third in our series of posts about the changing landscape in education. In the video below, Victory’s staff discuss what’s next in assessment. We’ve added a few more thoughts below. Feel free to use the comments to join in the conversation. A Variation on “The Chicken or the Egg?” Which comes first, change…

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The Next Wave of Competency Portfolios

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Victory’s spin-off, metacog, is up and running. As with any breakthrough technology, it may take some time for people to realize its full potential. One promising area has been getting a lot of buzz lately: competency portfolios. Originally, portfolios were the domain of artists or architects, and competency portfolios retain a visual emphasis. You want…

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Talking to the Test: The Learning Continuum

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Picture this: An urban middle school is on a new journey this year – project-based learning (last year it was standards-based grading). But this initiative is here to stay, the administrators promise. With little background and a whole lot of excitement, teachers engage in weekly team collaboration time. Through a grant, every teacher gets a…

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Test Drive a Science CEPA (Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessment)

We continue to explore the changing landscape in STEM assessment. This 5-minute video gives a whirlwind tour of our prototype Science CEPA (Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessment).

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STEM Assessment Landscape

Talking to the Test: Rigor & Depth of Knowledge

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Help us take the pulse of the education industry! Please click one radio button in the poll question. After submitting, you can see how other educators have responded. Rigor is a concept that both Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards have brought into the spotlight. This brief video reviews the basics of Depth…

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Technology-Enhanced Item (TEI) for Grade 1

When I was executive editor of Weekly Reader, I was often struck by how challenging it was to put together a weekly magazine for the lowest grades. Now, we faced similar challenges in developing a technology enhanced item (TEI) for first graders. They may be digital natives, but they are still 6 years old. If you have been following…

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Games in Education to Assess Career Readiness

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Using games in education may be the best way to assess career readiness. That may seem ironic, given that games are inherently based in fantasy. The video below shows the blended approach we used with EconLab, a game-like simulation. While the EconLab is instructional, the bulk of the learning takes place within the Economics and Personal Finance…

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Test Drive a CEPA (Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessment)

We have been getting requests to develop Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessments (CEPAs). When assessment is outside the flow of instruction, it can feel forced and unwelcome to students. CEPAs are designed to remedy this situation. We invite you to view this 3-minute video describing our prototype CEPA for ELA/Social Studies.

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