Ep 112: Are Your Assessments REALLY Assessing the Standards? - EB Academics

Ep 112: Are Your Assessments REALLY Assessing the Standards?

Do you feel satisfied with the way your units are coming to a close? Do students have an opportunity to truly demonstrate their mastery of the unit standards, or do your end-of-unit projects or writing pieces drag on and flop?

The problem with so many end-of-unit assessments is that they are either created and assigned last-minute, or, they don’t assess the standards and skills practiced throughout the unit in a purposeful way. When this happens, students are often left frustrated and confused, and you’re left without an accurate understanding of what your students can do. 

Today, we wrap up our three-week series on the EB lesson-planning framework and share how we create and assign end-of-unit “Beyond” lessons. Not only do we discuss why “Beyond” lessons are so simple to create, but we also give you our best strategies for assigning these lessons based on decades of trial-and-error. Listen in to reevaluate how you’re assessing your students.

Tune in now to hear:

  • [01:30] Why the EB lesson-planning framework makes you a better, more confident teacher
  • [02:45] All about what a “Beyond” lesson is 
  • [03:30] How to set students up for success in the “Beyond” lesson
  • [04:30] Examples of “Beyond” lessons
  • [08:00] A mistake you really don’t want to make when unit planning
  • [08:30] The true purpose of a “Beyond” lesson and how to reflect on your own

Click here to listen now!

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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