Assessing Distance Learning: A Virtual 101

Jon EckertUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Teaching and learning connect through assessment. Whether virtual or in person, basic principles apply. Getting and receiving good feedback on distance learning is possible, doable, and potentially meaningful to teachers and students. Jon EckertJonathan Eckert is the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair for Christians in School Leadership and Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at Baylor … Read More

What If Assessment Was A Gift?

Patricia KornelisThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

Each fall when I teach a graduate course in assessment, I begin by having my students engage with a powerful article by Elaine Brouwer called “Assessment as Gift: A Vision,” in which she posits that assessment should be a gift that honors our students as image bearers. My students and I wrestle with this idea throughout the course. It is … Read More

For the Love of…

Steven LevyThe Teachers' Lounge

For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10) “If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work but rather, teach them to … Read More

Kingdom Assessment

Steven LevyThe Teachers' LoungeLeave a Comment

Joanna (my wife and principal of New Covenant School in Arlington, MA) and I had the privilege of facilitating two institutes this summer on Deeper Learning in Christian Schools. The first was a week with 30 teachers and school leaders at a beautiful retreat center in North Andover, MA. The second was a three-day institute with teachers and administrators from … Read More

Did You Ever Wonder…

Tim Van SoelenCACE Studies4 Comments

Why students (and their parents) are so grade obsessed? In a previous post: What Happened to the E?, I noted my lack of surprise when students petition for an extra point or two on an assignment or request extra credit opportunities. Some readers responded with notes of similar experience and frustration. One reader asked the question “how do students become so … Read More

Getting Real about Differentiation

Dave MulderThe Teachers' LoungeLeave a Comment

This past year, I was privileged to attend the Association for Middle Level Education conference. This is a huge, national conference in which thousands of educators interested in teaching young adolescents come together to share ideas and strategies and stories of life in the middle. One of the best sessions I had the chance to attend was on formative assessment, summative … Read More