Pig Sty Avenue: Apps, CAT and IRT
Say there's a commercial motive, in enabling students to pass a high stakes pen-and-paper test. One can of course provide classroom tuition for this, and no doubt would. But bearing in mind that most of this exam's candidates are teenagers, it would be useful in motivational terms to give them practice on an iPhone (or other) app. And it's in the design of the app where we get clever: make it a multiple choice with CAT, the students mail it into a program where it's scored with IRT. This would yield some very helpful data for that student, perhaps to be used back in the pen-and-paper [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 09:54:00
An Assessment Becomes a Learning Tool - Ning in Education
I watched a teacher very intentionally make sure that her classroom assessment - in this case the test she had given the previous day - was used as a LEARNING TOOL instead of simply a GRADING TOOL. Essentially Mrs. Shannon allowed her students to make corrections to their tests and earn partial credit as a result. This practice is fairly common. However, Mrs. Shannon added a few wrinkles to this common practice to ensure that students were doing more than just going through the motions of making corrections and instead were actually learning content not previously mastered. To give some [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 19:56:19
Free Psychology Tests Online
Free Psychology Tests Online psychology, mental health, and educational classroom … The Online Tests at AllPsych are divided into three categories: Posted by Tom, admin iq test scores, under category : information, iq test, Free Psychology Tests Online. source : [more...]
Date: 2010-10-04 21:00:10
CCE in Classes VI-VIII mannual for Teachers | A Complete Guide for ...
Formative Assessment can be carried through using multiple modes of assessment such as assignments, quizzes, debates, Group discussions, Projects and only one pen and paper test. It may be clearly communicated to all teachers teaching various subjects that all Projects and assignments must be done as group activities within the class and school time only. Each subject must have only one paper pencil test under Formative Assessment. The other modes of assessment must be part of classroom interactive activities. The Summative Assessment is a written, end of the term examination which may [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 10:29:10
FT: E-books, Classroom
E-books fail the classroom test By Paul Taylor Published: September 5 2010 18:59 | Last updated: September 6 2010 10:19 Business school students give Kindle the cold shoulder Business schools pride themselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to management theory and innovation. But their record is considerably less impressive when it comes to the implementation of cutting-edge technology such as e-book readers, Apple’s iPad and social networking, where students continue to outpace their tutors. So expectations were high a year ago when seven US colleges, including two business [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 16:33:00
Would More Time in the Classroom Help Our Education System ...
He claims that more days in the classroom equals greater learning retention – something that is sorely needed, especially in school districts with low test scores and high dropout rates, where students have less access to books and learning opportunities during the summer months. However, keeping facilities open more days of the year requires a financial investment that is only justifiable if it is time well spent. Critics claim that more time in the classroom will not do any good unless we concentrate on fixing what’s wrong with our educational system first. How should we fix our [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 08:59:40
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Date: 2010-10-13 15:39:44
DNA Isolation and Modeling « NWABR
This entertaining and inexpensive protocol was adapted from Biotechnology in the Classroom, UC Davis and Diane Sweeney, Biology — Exploring Life. First we, the teacher-students line up for our materials: Dr. Hutchison regales us as we select strawberries and collect materials: This flexible protocol has been used with first graders all the way through high school and administrators. You can make it as in depth as you like. All materials can be bought in a grocery store, there are no expensive reagents. This was my lovely strawberry, in a sealed plastic bag and on a paper towel, [more...]
Date: 2010-03-07 00:00:57
Free Yet Powerful 21 Century Quiz Application For Any Classroom ...
October 3, 2010...2:46 pm Free Yet Powerful 21 Century Quiz Application For Any Classroom Tests and quizzes are one necessary means of evaluation when teaching in a 21st Century classroom. This week I bring you an automated quiz application program that that can be used by anyone. It allows for differentiation, online testing and reporting, classroom analysis, custom application, and requires no student email address. Best of all it is free! As always, feel free to subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email, follow me on twitter at (@mjgormans), and also discover some great resources at [more...]
Date: 2010-10-03 14:46:53
Categories of Psychological Tests - Know the Test Concepts ...
IQ tests are measures of intelligence, while achievement tests are measures of the use and level of development of use of the ability. IQ/cognitive tests and achievement tests are common norm-referenced tests. In these types of tests, a series of tasks is presented to the person being evaluated, and the person's responses are graded according to carefully prescribed guidelines. After the test is completed, the results can be compiled and compared to the responses of a norm group, usually comprised of people at the same age or grade level as the person being evaluated. IQ tests which contain [more...]
Date: 2010-09-30 03:02:57
MK's Classroom at Chief Umtuch Middle School: Lord of the Flies ...
Big stuff to be ready for: Test, quiz makeups and paper re-writes: Wednesday, Oct. 13th. The movie review assignment is due: Wednesday Sept. 29th. The History test is on Tuesday Sept. 28th. Here is your study guide [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 19:57:00
Free CAT course may disrupt the CAT 09 preparation
One such testing tool with is Test Generator (www.TCYonline.com/Createst). The test generator gives a candidate the facility to create his own test on the basis of the inputs he gets from the analytics thus enabling him a personalized preparation to strengthen his areas of improvement. www.tcyonline.com is an online initiative of Top Careers & You (TCY). Founded in 1998, TCY provides college level test preparation and school level supplemental education services. The company serves almost all the sections of student community, through classroom teaching, and online mode; from K-12 to [more...]
Date: 2010-09-17 12:39:28
Autism and Gut Bacteria?
Here at the DNALC, we work with a lot of bacteria. One bacteria in particular is a harmless strain of E. coli called MM294. This strain, a strain unable to survive outside of its broth and agar domain, is used commonly in our classrooms. As students visit us each year, many have the opportunity to work with the bacteria. Whenever I tell my students that they will be working with E. coli, I tend to be on the receiving end of much criticism. E. coli gets a bad reputation and I understand that. My students immediately cringe and I know what goes through their minds. They think of the E. coli [more...]
Date: 2010-06-25 15:31:50
Bringing Buffalo Schools into the 21st Century - Buffalo Rising
By Paul Wolf: Dennis Galucki, Founder of the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature sponsors a monthly speaker series at the downtown Buffalo Library the second Tuesday of every month from 12:15 to 1:00. The theme of the speaker series is Imagine Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century. Buffalo School Superintendent Dr. James Williams was the feature speaker the other day. I have seen Dr. Williams speak before and find him to be an interesting and engaging speaker, so on my lunch hour I went and listened to what he had to say. Dr. Williams pointed out that that since [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 12:34:43
Distance Education Gains A Massive Advantage From Brand New ...
You are here: Home / Online Degrees / Distance Education Gains A Massive Advantage From Brand New Technology One factor that has kept a lot of people from taking an online education program in the past was that these courses used to provide a poor substitute for learning when compared to a traditional classroom environment. However, a lot of improvements have been made in the technology used to offer online bachelor degree programs and now students can enjoy learning in a setting which works much like a traditional classroom. Truly interactive education is now available online. The first [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 15:09:36
Professor Betts on Genographic - Genographica
Professor Colin Betts (far left) discusses the Genographic Project with students Alison Sancken and Emily Voss (far right). Photo by Chelle Meyer.Students at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa are learning the method and theory of genetic research while also gaining an understanding of their own Genetic history. Colin Betts, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Luther College submitted the following entry about his course and how the Genographic Project has helped his students apply their personal story to their learning. We have been in touch with Colin for a few years now and are [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 20:08:24
How The Environment Plays A Role In Learning | World News Today
For instance, certain individuals may be brought up in the same culture, come from the same income bracket, they may like the same leisure activities and score the same results in an IQ test but one may still be more knowledgeable than the other. This is because every individual has their own uniqueness and they respond differently to different environments. (Wood, 1998) Some environments may enhance learning experiences in comparison to others. For instance, environments in which there are many knowledgeable people normally encourage others to want to learn more about them. Therefore, such [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 16:42:05
DNA Science: A First Course, Second Edition
It contains a fully upÂ–toÂ–date collection of 12 rigorously tested and reliable lab experiments in molecular biology, developed at the internationally renowned Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which culminate in the construction and cloning of a recombinant DNA molecule. Proven through more than 10 yearsÂ’ of teaching at research and nonresearch colleges and universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and advanced biology programs in high school, this book has been successfully integrated into introductory biology, general biology, genetics, [more...]
Date: 2010-05-13 09:15:50
Online Forensic Science Degree Programs | Online and Distance ...
As a rule they specialize in one area of the field, such as firearms testing, examining hair, fiber and other crime evidence, or something else they are interested in. Online courses are available to obtain a forensic science degree through accredited schools. Some laboratory work is required but this is usually arranged with a local entity, such as a police department. Taking courses from the convenience of one's home eliminates the need to sit long hours in a classroom and many enjoy the challenges presented. What jobs can you get as graduate of a forensic science degree? A forensic science [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 23:05:14
CBSE to introduce Psychological Aptitude Test
CBSE Aptitude Test In order to assess the ability of students, the CBSE will introduce a psychological aptitude test for class X on the lines of similar exams held in other parts of the world. CBSE will hold this exam under Students Global Aptitude Index (SGAI). CBSE’s SGAI incharge Rama Sharma said, “The exam will be held for class X and the first paper might be on January 15, 2011. The interested students have to pay Rs 100 to appear in the exam.” The main aim of holding the exam is to know about the students’ interest, their psychology and their skill levels, Sharma said. This exam [more...]
Date: 2010-09-26 08:29:41
test-taking: Armed With Knowledge
Test taking can be stressful and tense for students, teachers, and administrators, but you can change that. Positive Promotions has developed products to help you ease testing jitters on test-taking days and the period leading up to them. Use our budget-friendly incentives, learning materials, and gifts for students and teachers, along with the ideas provided below, to have your most successful test time ever! 2009-2010 Test Taking Contest Winners We would like to congratulate the winners of our 2009-2010 Test Taking Contest. First Place: Del City Elementary School, Del City, Oklahoma Second [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 16:51:00
Are Pencils a Thing of the Past? « Liveshots
“Not just several weeks after an evaluation like a test or something, it happens in real time so I can know they knew it in class.” Preetha Ram, an associate dean for pre-health and science education at Emory says technology is quickly expanding beyond the clicker. “Clickers are fabulous,” she said. “But what about the students who want to connect with each other, outside the classroom? Those who want to connect with other students outside the campus and then those who want to connect globally?” Her answer: OpenStudy. Ram has partnered with faculty and students at Georgia Tech to [more...]
Date: 2010-10-02 14:50:41
Mrs. Turner's Blog » Blog Archive » TURNER TIMES
What is Happening in the Classroom? Social Studies: Ch. 13 study guide this week aand completed explorer projects last week. firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions Reading: Story of the Week: The Night of San Juan. Page 150 in textbook. Re-reading is helpful. * Vocabulary: wistful, grateful, irresistible, revelers, grim, raspy, swarmed * Comprehension Skill: Themes * Word Work: Syllable Pattern -le * Quiz on vocabulary words Fri. * Every student should be reading 30 minutes per night! Also, students should be bringing this chapter book to school everyday. Language: [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 11:15:05
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2003. … http://mclennan.mbs.edu/Web 2007/web/test/classroom/bibliographies/Accounting_for_managers.pdf * pdf. 1 AB101 – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING COURSE DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE The … SAS 7. (Revised). BASIC TEXT. HE. Hoggett and Edwards. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 15:46:04
Classroom Tests Higher Than Normal For Mold - Nashville News Story ...
DICKSON, Tenn. -- Several Oakmont Elementary School teachers reported a moist, moldy smell at the school Monday morning, said Johnny Chandler, director of Dickson County Schools. The district brought in experts in air quality to spot-test several classrooms. The testing revealed higher-than-normal levels in one classroom. The district said it will have the company address the issue in that classroom and test every classroom for mold.The problem apparently originated in the school's air conditioning system, which will be thoroughly inspected, Chandler said.Students in the affected classroom [more...]
Date: 2010-08-23 22:19:04
Parents of NY Teens: Taking the Specialized High School Admissions ...
2010 SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS TEST DATES All current 8th grade students Saturday, October 23, 2010 or Sunday, October 24, 2010 All current 9th grade students; 8th and 9th grades students with special needs and approved 504 Accommodations -- Saturday, October 30, 2010 9th grade Sabbath observers; Sabbath observers with special needs and approved 504 Accommodations; make-up test with permission only -- Sunday, November 14, 2010 Some faqs from the list-serve on taking the test at TECH: - How much before the test should I arrive? lots of people arrive very early, [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 15:58:00
Harlem Children Zone Schools Under the Microscope « Larry Miller's ...
Just 15 percent passed the 2010 state English test, a number that Mr. Canada said was “unacceptably low” but not out of line with the school’s experience in lifting student performance over time. Several teachers have been fired as a result of the low scores, and others were reassigned, he said. Giving administrators the ability to fire teachers for poor performance is one of the central suggestions of “Waiting for ‘Superman.’ ” Over all, 38 percent of Promise Academy I’s students in third through sixth grade passed the 2010 English test under the state’s new guidelines, [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 17:17:21