The top tools for student assessment

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  • For additional resources and video from our ELT webinars on blended and hybrid remote learning, visit www.nysut.org/hybrid.

Kira Martelli
6th Grade Teacher
Massapequa Federation of Teachers

“There is no teaching manual (on teaching during a pandemic) and there’s no class on how to do this yet, so I think being able to be flexible and being able to roll with the punches is the best approach,” says NYSUT ELT instructor Kira Martelli.

Following are recommended online tools for student assessment.

Commonlit.org

  • Enables teachers to make snapshot assessments of their students, seeing the level their students are at, and where they are succeeding and struggling.
  • Provides assessment tools, libraries and units.
  • Also exposes students to state-standards test questions.

NoRedInk.com

  • Provides a wide range of practice resources.
  • Writing activities.
  • Quizzes.
  • All of which aligns to standards.

Pz.Harvard.Edu (Project Zero)

  • Project Zero, a resource from Harvard Graduate School, features input from teachers around the world and provides a look into how students think, and methods educators can use to motivate and produce thought in students.
  • Methods can be applied to both in-person classroom and on-line instruction.
  • Methods also can be applied to a wide range of subjects, from Social Studies to music, and from physical education to even auto mechanics.

“We’re all trying to do the best we can during these trying times. We’re all in this together.”

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About the Webinars

One of the many challenges facing educators over the past year has been how to adjust instruction for first completely remote and then for hybrid learning environments. The reality is that nobody was an expert at this before the pandemic. It forced teachers to radically rethink how to approach teaching and how to promote effective learning environments, no matter how their students are learning. We conducted a series of webinars for NYSUT members featuring some of our instructors from NYSUT Education and Learning Trust. We asked them how they are balancing it all and what tips and tools they have learned and implemented to help them make the most of hybrid learning. In this series, we break down their top tips for you.

For additional resources and video on blended and hybrid remote learning, visit www.nysut.org/hybrid.

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