The main focus of this booklet is student assessment in instructional settings where use of information technologies is woven into the everyday curriculum. Current research is presented and analyzed from an information-technologies point of view.
Manuscripts published in Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation are scholarly syntheses of research and ideas about issues and practices in education. They are designed to help members of the community keep up-to-date with effective methods, trends and research developments.
Action research is a powerful tool to improve student success in the classroom. Unfortunately, it is not easy for most teachers to conduct a teacher research project for the first time. The Action Research for Technology Integration tool provides important step-by-step guidance as a teacher works through the components of an action research study.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established to help improve the education of American students by: producing high quality summaries of research on the effects of educational interventions and approaches on student outcomes, promoting the use of rigorous scientific methods in studies of educational effectiveness, promoting the use of rigorous research in education decision-making, and facilitating public and educator access to research-related resources.
Easy Test Maker is a FREE online test generator to help you create your tests. With Easy Test Maker you can create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true and false questions all on the same test. You can also insert instructions and divide your test into multiple sections. You can also print a master answer sheet. Just click the "Print Answer Sheet" link when you are done creating your test. It's that easy!
The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for non-profit educational users who make their pages available on the web. Other users must pay for a licence. Check out the Hot Potatoes licensing terms and pricing on the Half-Baked Software Web site.
This survey asks about teacher use, comfort, and attitudes about technology in the classroom. It is particularly useful to help determine appropriate professional development needs so teachers are not wasting time learning things they already know or sitting in advanced training unrelated to their specific needs. Schools and districts often use this survey before and after a grant project to assess its impact.
This observation tool provides a consistent means of observing the level of technology integration in a classroom. Even without extensive training, an administrator or faculty peer can answer a branching series of questions about the classroom activity and produce a profile of the technology integration for the lesson across five characteristics of a meaningful learning environment. The profile can help teachers discover appropriate next steps to advance technology integration in their classrooms.