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Assessment and Evaluation

Information about assessment & evaluation (marking/grading) practices.

Quick Assessment Tips

Not every assignment needs an official mark on a rubric  As teachers we are addicted to giving a mark to everything we ask the students to complete. But not everything they do needs to be formally assessed for a…

Use Index Cards As An Assessment Tool

  If you are anything like me at the beginning of the year you try to make your classroom as Pinterest worthy as possible. By Christmas you are stressed, tired and cranky from holiday stress that you revert back…

Middle School Collaborative Freebies Pinterest Board

I am finding it hard to find good quality middle school related freebies. But, I can’t just sit around complaining can I? No way! Several blogger friends and I have created a board just for YOU. This Pinterest board features freebies…

Managing the Marking Load

  The marking load can become impossible for the middle school teacher if it is not managed properly. Here are my best tips for helping teachers manage their marking bin.  1. Set manageable marking goals for yourself on how much to…