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“Results from the assessment support important insights on the nature, strengths, and weaknesses of student progress relative to the standards.
Educators and students use this feedback to understand and direct their attention to improving relevant aspects of student learning.
Assessment can motivate students to learn better, teachers to teach better, and schools to be more educationally effective.” (pg. 7)
“Educators have traditionally relied on assessment that compares students
with more successful peers as a means to motivate students to learn, but recent research suggests
students will likely be motivated and confident learners when they experience progress and achievement, rather than the failure and defeat associated with being compared to more successful peers” (pg. 4)
“Motivation is essential for the hard work of learning. The higher the motivation, the more time and energy a student is willing to devote to any given task.” (pg. 6)
Question 1 – From the reading, we can see the benefits. What are pitfalls of doing a “cookie cutter” standardized test and how can we mitigate these?
Question 2 – What are ways to move from emergent to proficient in a specific concept or idea taught in schools?
Question 3– As new teachers, what ways can you think that you will be a “proficient” rather than an “emergent” style of teacher?
Question 4 – What are the benefits and downfalls of pre-employment or entrance exams(SATs, GRE, Pre-Employment knowledge testing)?
Question 5– Do competitive assessments motivate students or will they discourage students?
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