Nicole Lawton

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Recent Reviews by Nicole


Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:35 PM
4 Praising too!
It is nice to read about a positive and fun way of assessing our students. Multiple choice test only give a tiny glimpse of the knowledge our students have or have not gained. It is great to read that a student needs reassurance that they are being tested because they are having fun. The relaxed and safe environment she created in her classroom gave these students the opportunity to dive in and show how much they really knew about solids and liquids. It is my opinion that performance-based assessments are a much more accurate way to discover what our students have learned.


Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:59 PM
4 A Fun Test!
It is nice to see that work is being done to create a science assessment that does not just consist of multiple choice questions. A performance based test is the best way to determine if a student knows the material and knows how to "think and behave like a scientist." The author discusses how some of the students who participated in this assessment said it was fun and did not seem like a test. I believe this type of testing environment while give educators a clearer picture of what our students actually know. On the down side, it is easy to see how the grading of this type of an assessment could be subjective.