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Assessment and Evaluation

More Than Just My GPA

The grades that make up a student’s GPA are just a tiny portion of what they achieve throughout the year. I can confidently say I have learned the least from taking tests and ...

Help Students Manage Test Anxiety

Tests and exams cause anxiety in teachers and students. The growing frequency of standardized tests and ongoing reports about ongoing mental-health issues among children and ...

Students as Teachers

I love to read. I consume as many books as my schedule allows and often find the time even when there isn’t any. However, that quantity combined with my overloaded memory ...

Practical Tips to Prevent Plagiarism

Students plagiarize. But they don’t create the problem. Often, teachers do. Some assignments are easy to plagiarize. Teachers need to create assignments that require more than ...

Reporting on Report Cards

The debate about report cards isn’t limited to contract negotiations. It represents perennial debates in education: what learning means, and how it can be evaluated.

Homework: Help or Hindrance?

Each day after school, eight-year-old Miranda heads home and unwinds from the social school day, plays outside, and has a snack. But after dinner it’s time for Miranda to get ...