Bettering Student Outcomes with Formative Assessment

Bettering Student Outcomes with Formative Assessment

Formative assessments, when used correctly and in context, can lead to increased engagement and improved outcomes for students. But defining how formative assessments can help educators, or even what they are for in the first place, can be difficult without a clear...
How to Write Good Narrative Comments

How to Write Good Narrative Comments

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of report card comments for providing parents with information about their students’ performance. But what kind of information should these comments provide? As education consultant Leah Davies wrote for Kelly Bear...
7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

Teachers are used to taking work home. Assignments to grade, reading to finish, lesson plans to write – there’s always a stack of papers, a USB drive, or textbooks that have to be shuttled back and forth. But what if lesson plans and other vital paperwork didn’t...
9 Tips for a Great Report Card

9 Tips for a Great Report Card

Report card time isn’t easy. Teachers have to finish their grading, administrators have to collect all of the relevant student grades, and mailing out hundreds of accurate reports on time feels like a magic trick of logistics at the end of every term. If...

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