As my ECMP Class engages more in discussions regarding implementing technology, topics of assessing our implementation and assessing the students proficiency are starting to come up. The Technology Integration Matrix was a good way to assess our own progress, however I always wondered about assessing the students.
This rubric posted by Henrico County Public Schools provides a thorough outline of markers to look for in student progress. Although I agree with the criteria provided, I cannot help feeling anxious about fostering student progress to the highest level. Of all of the schools I have been in, the majority of students and teachers are only meeting the lowest level. I am concerned about the dominant culture of schooling that still exists whereby paper and pencil assessments and tools still dominate the educational experience. I have no reservations about starting to make changes, however the task seems daunting.
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