It’s not the providing of feedback, but students’ use of it that makes feedback effective. In this edWeb webinar Susan M. Brookhart, PhD and consultant for Brookhart Enterprises LLC shared with attendees the characteristics of feedback that is most likely to be useful to students.
As schools receive the results on their new assessments, new and surprising gaps are emerging. Kevin Baird, Chairman at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, revealed the latest assessment data, uncovering the new priority skill gaps grade by grade, in ELA and Mathematics.
When we see students struggling, our first response is often to try to rescue them from that struggle. But, not all struggle is bad. In fact, if you help students struggle the right way, you can not only make them become better learners, you can dramatically increase their motivation to take full ownership of their own learning. In this edWeb webinar, attendees learned how to tell the difference between productive and destructive struggle, and specific ways to foster productive struggle and curtail destructive struggle.
Data-driven educational decision-making refers to processes by which educators examine student assessment or other relevant data to identify student strengths and deficiencies, and then apply those findings to their own classroom practice. In this edWeb.net webinar, Dr. Craig A. Mertler discussed developing a data-driven mindset, and shared specific processes for using student assessment data to guide data-driven decision making.
Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D. focused on creating or adapting rubrics for classroom use. The session emphasized how to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning and how to involve students in using rubrics.
Productive struggle has helped to close the achievement gap with Clarke County School District being named the state’s top “Title I Distinguished District” for its impact on closing the gap. Over half of Clarke County Schools had higher scores this year from last year.