An important component of Curriculum Standards is authentic assessment. Educators must measure whether students have reached milestones and are ready for the future. TechnoKids technology projects include resources to support assessment practices.
Formative assessment is an ongoing process throughout a lesson, done by both the teacher and student, to verify understanding and direct the next instructional step. TechnoKids technology projects provide a broad spectrum of tools. These can be used to obtain evidence of student thinking, clarify learning goals, encourage self-assessment, provide peer feedback, and monitor progress.
- Questions, Rating Scales, and Polls
Questions throughout assignments engage students, form connections, identify current skills, and highlight knowledge gaps.
- Planning Sheets
Graphic organizers help students brainstorm ideas, outline a plan, and establish learning goals.
Task lists track progress, verify completion of work, and develop accountability.
- Peer Assessment
Checklists, comments, and other constructive feedback guide revisions and next steps.
- Skill Reviews
Hands-on activities practice skills and transfer learning to a new situation.
Quizzes with multiple choice and short answer questions measure knowledge of terminology, program tools, and concepts.
Guiding questions have students reflect upon the learning experience and consider how it applies to their future.
Summative assessment occurs at the completion of a project and results in a score or grade. TechnoKids provides tools to evaluate students' achievements and measure how much they have learned. These can be used to assess application of technology skills, content knowledge, and overall performance.
- Project-Based Assignments
Assignments explain how to create original works such as digital story, presentation, website, portfolio, interactive map, or infographic which demonstrate students' competency.
Descriptions of quality provide teachers with a consistent criterion for examining completed projects.
- Marking Sheets
Scoring system assigns a value to each component of a project for teachers to identify if goals have been achieved.
Personal evaluation by a student of their own work.
Oral report by the student that explains investigations, results, and analysis.