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resources regarding the assessment or evaluation of student progress


  • Adventist Resource
    6 + 1 Traits of Writing Kindergarten-Grade 12
    von Gunten describes the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing process. The 6 + 1 Traits is "a powerful way to assess student writing while improving writing skills and clarifying instruction…"

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    A Comparative Study Between the Black and White Seventh-day Adventist Seminarians Concerning Their Attitudes and Perceptions of Their Ministry Relative to Selected Social and Theological Issues Tertiary
    Problem: The integration of theological studies with the practical aspects of the ministry is a desirable goal which the Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to nurture within its seminary. The problem this study addresses is the lack of available data...

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    A comparative study of critical thinking skills, dogmatism and American college testing program scores of Seventh-day Adventist college freshmen graduated from church related and public secondary schools Tertiary
    Problem: Development of critical thinking skills is commonly accepted as a desirable outcome of secondary education, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has also accepted this as one of the goals for its educational system. It was the purpose of the present...

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    A More Equitable Way to Evaluate Group Work Grade 9-Grade 12
    Bruggemann shares Ross' fairer group grading ideas. Learn more at action-ed.com

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    A, B, C, D . . . Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Janet Brock shares insights on how teachers can motivate struggling students, giving them a taste of success as they increase their levels of competency. Brock speaks to the dangers of a "one size fits all" grading system that often prevents struggling...

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    Academic Achievement Among sixth-graders in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles (Protestant, Public Schools, Roman Catholic, Seventh-day Adventist) Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the academic achievement, as measured by the Standardized Achievement Test, of Seventh-day, Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Public school sixth-graders in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. This study also...

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    Achievement Testing Manual Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This document addresses the use of standardized tests in the Southwestern Union in North America. Created to help educators understand their role and carry out their responsibilities in administering tests and maximizing the use of test results.

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    Alleviate the Stress of Meeting With Parents Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Student-led parent-teacher conferences allow students to take responsibility for their own learning and provide numerous parent, student, and teacher benefits. This method encourages dialogue between parents and students current progress, expectations, and...

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    American Association of Christian Schools - AACS Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Established in 1972, the American Association of Christian Schools is one of the leading Christian school organizations in the country, as well as the oldest national voice for Christian school education. AACS provides over thirty programs and services to...

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    An analysis of spiritual factors on academic achievement in Seventh-day Adventist schools Grade 3-Grade 11
    This study asked the question: Do spiritual factors impact academic achievement? The subjects in this study were all students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11, in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Bermuda, from 2006 to 2008. The compilation...

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    An Introduction to Portfolios Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A practical guide for Adventist teachers learning to use student portfolios as an assessment option. It includes brief notes on key components, a management timeline, storage suggestions, many ready-to-copy management forms, and a handy bibliography for further...

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    Are Standardized Tests Being Used Appropriately? Grade 3-Grade 12
    Standardized tests have traditionally been used to determine students' academic standing and grade level, rate school districts, set real estate prices, and even determine whether a teacher will be rehired. Are these appropriate uses for tests? Carol Hammond...

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    Assess Yourself Grade 9-Lifelong
    The scriptures encourage us to take inventory regularly. To search ourselves. To evaluate who we are and what we do in the light of God’s standards. Researched assessments of love for God, Christian character, obstacles to Christian growth, spiritual...

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    Assessing Student Spirituality: The Andrews University Experience Tertiary-Lifelong
    How can a Christian college or university assess student spirituality? The responses from a series of student, faculty, and alumni surveys and interviews show that planning for students spirituality needs to be embedded within a school's curriculum and co-curriculum....

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    Assessment - What Does it Reflect? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "We encourage our students to practice and then grade them on their attempt. How accurately does our grading reflect what our students have actually learned?" In this article, a principal concludes, "When we use practice work as part of the...

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    Assessment and Reporting Down Under Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Don Roy discusses the shift from content-based education to outcomes-based education in Australia, and its impact on instruction methods and curriculum content within Seventh-day Adventist schools. Topics include: The Adventist Curriculum Context; Assessment...

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    Assessment Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to various resources for student assessment.

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    Assessment Toolbox - North American Division Preschool-Grade 12
    Provided by the North American Division, "this toolbox is designed to provide strategies and resources that support assessment practices, early childhood through 12th grade." Begin by selecting subject area and grade level.

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    Authentic Assessment: Try the Third Option Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Whether or not teachers should use authentic assessment goes beyond a simple 'yes' or 'no' answer. Many teachers feel authentic assessment means throwing away the grade book and paper-pencil tests. This article demonstrates how teachers can choose the elements...

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    Author's Chair Rubric Grade 2-Grade 6
    Young students can evaluate each other's written work or oral presentations using this rubric.

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    Balancing Justice and Mercy in Classroom Assessment and Grading Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "In order for classroom assessment and grading procedures to be positive, fair, and accurate, teachers need a new framework to inform their assessment practices."

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    Christian Spiritual Participation Profile Grade 9-Lifelong
    The Christian Spiritual Participation Profile (CSPP) reports on the frequency and depth of participation in ten basic Christian practices: worship, prayer, repentance, meditation, prophetic critiquing, Bible study/reading, fellowship, service, evangelism and...

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    Columbia Union Effective Use of Standardized Test Scores Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 4 page brochure outlines briefly how best to utilize ITBS and other standardized test scores in North American Columbia Union Adventist schools.

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    Creating Equality in Testing Student with English as a Second Language Grade 4-Grade 8
    Is there a significant difference between “English as a Second Language” (ESL) students’ rankings of their multiple intelligences on a written test in English, and their ranking of the same intelligences on a pictorial test? When considered...

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    Current Controversies Over Standardized Tests - Is There an Adventist School in Lake Wobegon? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines some of the controversies about the achievement of students on standardized tests. It suggests ways classroom teachers, school principals, and conference and union administrators in the Adventist educational school system can address...

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    Designing Online Tests: The Role of Assessment in Web-Based Learning Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Are online tests as reliable and valid as paper and pencil tests? This article describes some of the benefits of online testing and identifies ten special considerations for web-based testing. Also included are three tables: Checklist for Multiple Choice Items;...

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    Developing High-Quality Multiple-Choice Test Questions Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article provides suggestions for developing multiple choice test questions that truly test student master of content rather than their test-taking savvy. Seven inadvertent clues to answers are described, as well as a checklist for eliminating these.

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    Differences in academic achievement of students involved in extracurricular activities in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Bermuda Grade 6-Grade 11
    This study examined differences in the academic performance of students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United Sates and Bermuda based on their level of involvement in school music organizations-- band or choir -- and school...

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    Do They Understand What I Just Taught? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on formative assessment ideas and techniques to assist teachers in determining if their students understand a developing concept. An assessment technique can cue the instructor to adjust, reteach, or enrich a given lesson...

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    Dry As Chalk Dust Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Teachers that are required to give their students achievement tests have a great tool in hand when they receive the statistical results at the end. Brock points out ways that a teacher can use the statistical results to help students in areas where they are...

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    Education Fair Rubrics K-9 Kindergarten-Grade 9
    Rubrics designed for assessment of elementary education fair projects by judges, teachers, parents, and student self-assessment. Includes categories in appearance, content, and percentage of work done by student.

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    Elements of Objectives-Based Assessments Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 64-page 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention presentation from Learning Systems Associates covers the purpose and types of assessments, balanced assessment, developmental stages, depth of knowledge level, internal alignment to unit, and descriptive feedback.

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    Factors associated with the performance of seniors in Adventist academies in Indian Certificate of Secondary examinations Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study was to identify factors that are associated with the performance of senior academy students on the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations. The problem addressed in this study was, “What are the factors influencing...

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    Feedback as a Conversation - The Power of Bidirectional Feedback Grade 7-Tertiary
    "Feedback needs to be more than just a teacher responding to a student, whether in conversation or in writing, about a single assignment."

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    Fine Arts Portfolio Checklist Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A sample checklist for grading fine arts portfolios. This table accompanies the Oct/Nov 2008 Journal of Adventist Education article, "Fine-Arts Education in North American Division Secondary Schools" (Vol 71:1, pp.28-32).

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    Google Classroom in the Classroom Grade 7-Grade 12
    With this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn how educators can use the features of Google Classroom to create and grade assignments and quizzes, stay in communication, and make life more efficient."

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    Handwriting Rubric Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Students can use this rubric to assess their own work, or a peer's handwriting. Can be used for script or cursive, in multigrade settings.

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    How College Impacts Student Spirituality Tertiary-Lifelong
    A review of the role of Adventist colleges in passing on the faith leads to a discussion of the value of assessing spiritual growth, and findings of college impact on student spirituality. Thayer concludes that an inventory is needed for assessing the discipling...

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    How to Help Students Learn Through Assessment Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Is there an assessment strategy that would meet the needs of all students, and at the same time encourage students who need help? Most teachers use assessment results to improve teaching techniques and as the basis of assigning grades. Alberto dos Santos explores...

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    I Can...and I Have Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Are you tired of spending copious amounts of time grading assignments in order to assign grades that don’t even give a good indication of what students can do? Read this teacher’s method of simplifying the process by using a series of “I...

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    Improving Math Achievement Test Scores Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the JAE special math issue suggests techniques for assuring success in math achievement tests and analyzes the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Teachers should test students frequently throughout the school year, use questions that will recall...

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    Improving Measurement and Evaluation in Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Bandiola provides college educators with researched test-writing tips, and suggestions for preparing students for assessment and evaluation in various forms.

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    Inspired Instruction - Data-Driven Differentiation in the Adventist Classroom Preschool-Grade 12
    In this 2018 NAD convention workshop, attendees developed "a method to track and monitor student progress utilizing data on a consistent basis" and were introduced to the "benefits of RTI (Response-to-Intervention), implementation of a balanced...

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    JAE Editorial: Does Assessment Make the Grade? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this special issue on testing and alternative assessment, Anita Oliver addresses thought provoking questions on the purpose of assessment such as 'Do assessment practices help or hinder students in the process of spiritual development? Are assessment practices...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Sharing Writing Said Best Method; Legal News; Educational Testing Service Forum Cites "Paradox" in Reliance on,...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Journal of Adventist Education Soon to be Printed in Four Languages; Increases in Alternative Certification for Teachers;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Girls as Likely as Boys to Have Reading Disability, Study Reveals; Report Identifies Causes of Learning Impairments; High...

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    Journey to Excellence Overview Text - J2E Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Journey to Excellence initiative provided a framework guiding Adventist education in North America into the 21st century. The outcomes are worth considering still in strategic planning. A pdf version is also available.

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    Language Arts - Visual Assessment Tool Grade 3-Grade 4
    A visual rubric for assessing story writing or verbal summaries.

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    Making the Grade Grade 3-Grade 12
    Both beginning and experienced teachers often struggle with how to assess writing assignments. This article gives suggestions on how to grade writing assignments, options for grading, and key traits of writing. Grading options such as the no grade or check...

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    Meaningful Reading Assessment with the Use of Running Records Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces and reviews the why and how-to of using running records during reading instruction. This powerful assessment tool is useful in tracking progress and informing your instruction.

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    Motivation Through Failure Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Using scriptural examples and vignettes from his personal experience, Lee Richards shares how teachers can use failure as a motivator in a positive way that uplifts the student, rather than tears down.

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    Pacific Union Home School Course Validation Form Grade 9-Grade 12
    An example of a course validation form for home schooling applicants.

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    Partnerships - Connecting Parent Involvement and Student Achievement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    According to Norman Powell, "If Adventist schools are to continue to offer students superior education, they must actively recruit parents to participate in every aspect of school life." Student achievement is more dependent on parental participation...

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    Plickers - A simple and affordable student response system Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Read how the Plickers app, "a paper-based clickers system that is virtually free, easy to use, and engaging for students" can create smooth transition times, encourage students to participate, and provide real-time feedback for the teacher.

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    Portfolio Curriculum Guide 9-12 Grade 9-Grade 12
    This guide provides definition, goals, objections, and information on portfolio design, components, evaluation and implementation, including sample forms, adaptation and bibliography with selected articles.

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    Portfolios for Preservice Teachers at Union College Tertiary-Lifelong
    A report on the first portfolio conference at Union College, Lincoln Nebraska. The faculty of education conducted a full-scale portfolio assessment of elementary and secondary pre-service teachers. Items for evaluation included prayer journals, photographs...

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    Potentials Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Faith development resources to help administrators and teachers assess their endeavors to nurture the faith of their students. These concise documents provide practical, step by step methods to establish, support and deepen specific areas of faith maturity....

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    Promoting Visible Learning through Using Graphic Organisers Grade 1-Tertiary
    Read how graphic organisers can be used to guide students’ deep thinking, in addition to serving as formative and summative assessments for teachers.

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    Putting Standardized Testing to the Test Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Jerry Kea discusses the history, design, and structure of standardized tests, their status in schools, and alternatives to their use for teachers who desire a clearer philosophical focus and more responsible evaluation of Seventh-day Adventist youth. Topics...

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    Reporting Practices Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention presentation from Learning Systems Associates begins by stating that grades need to be accurate, consistent, meaningful, and supportive of learning.

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    Sample Report Cards - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    View or download sample report cards for elementary and high schools in the North American Division. An interactive feature connects to applicable standards. A rationale for the K-8 grading scales is also available.

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    Self Evaluation for Teachers and Students Grade 5-Grade 12
    Two short checklists: a self-evaluation of Christian teacher qualities referencing the writings of Ellen White, and a student self-evaluation of holistic development.

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    Shall We Evaluate? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Can every student truly be evaluated by the same standard? Anita Oliver explores how this 'cookie cutter method' fails to address the diverse and intricate design of human beings. In an age where assessment is increasingly necessary in schools, churches, workplaces,...

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    Student Led Conferences Grade 1-Grade 12
    Are you ready to increase your percentage of positive parent-teacher conferences? Would you like your students to take responsibility for their own learning? Many parents, teachers and students are speaking positively about this unique strategy for success....

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 3 Issue 1: God's Assessment Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This devotional-editorial relates school assessments and God's judgment of mankind. God has given us an impossible rubric to follow: Be perfect. It is a pass/fail examination, but we're encouraged to cheat; Christ did all the work, now we just have to sign...

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    Technology and the Teacher/Parent Relationship Grade 1-Grade 12
    This CATnet article reviews web-based software called Ren-Web. This tool allows parents to view students' grades and assignments on-line using a unique user ID an password. Other features include online surveys for parents, academic records, accounting information,...

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    The Effective Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Doss suggests that teachers should look beyond test scores and grades in order to see the potential of students. In this way, teachers can inspire their students to succeed.

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    The Power of Portfolios in Inclusive Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Jeannette Rogers Dulan shows how portfolios can be used to empower students with special need enrolled in inclusive classrooms. Portfolios engage students, help teach reflection and self-evaluation skills, help teachers document learning in areas not covered...

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    The Sabbath - Our Delight and Our Duty Tertiary-Lifelong
    "I encourage all Adventist students around the world to remain faithful to God, who has called us into 'this marvelous light' (1 Peter 2:9, NKJV). The special light we have is the truth of the Sabbath, which is a sign (Ezekiel 20:20) between God and us...

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    The Shift of Significance - Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Develop a Colour-Coded System to Facilitate Significance-Based Assessment for BC’s New Curriculum Grade 5-Tertiary
    Struggling to assess using higher learning in a way that could transition to British Columbia's new curriculum, this teacher put the power in his students' hands by teaching them the basics of Bloom's Taxonomy. The colour-based learning community he created...

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    To Retain or Not to Retain? That is the Question Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article examines the controversy over failing or passing students. The authors look at student issues (physical, intellectual, and emotional), parent issues, historical issues, and school issues, to give a well-rounded approach to the question.

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    Using Constructive Feedback and Questioning Strategies to Increase Student Learning Grade 1-Grade 8
    Constructive feedback and questioning strategies have substantial positive impacts on student learning and motivation. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation handout provides an overview of formative assessment concepts and strategies.

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    Using Data Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention presentation from Learning Systems Associates lists six types of data, and how to use them in faculty curriculum decision making and assessing student performance.

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    Using the Growing Disciples Inventory to Assess Christian Spiritual Development Grade 6-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces the Growing Disciples Inventory (GDI) as a self-assessment of Christian spiritual development, freely available to Adventist schools through growingfuitfuldisciples.com/gdi....

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    VG1 If You Can't Measure It, It Didn't Happen! Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do our students have a rich, growing faith? Does the climate in our schools nurture faith? These and other questions are addressed in this article on how educational institutions measure the spiritual growth and development of their students. In addition,...

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    What Colleges Are Looking for in Academy Graduates Grade 9-Grade 12
    At this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention session, a panel of Adventist college/university presidents will identify key traits they would like to see in graduates of Adventist academies. The audience will also be able to provide advice to the panel on feedback...

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    What's the Big Deal with Big Data? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2018 NAD convention presentation demonstrated "how big data methods can be used to extract value from small data sets. Analysis of your current and historical data can find new correlations to make predictions about future trends." A "predictive...

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    Would Jesus Give an F? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article explores a variety of Bible texts to consider Jesus' perspective on assessment in contrast with modern methods of assessment. It also provides Christlike alternatives that could enhance student learning and encourage teachers to emulate Jesus...

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    You Will Learn It or I Will Teach You Tertiary
    "Higher education has experienced a paradigm shift away from teaching and toward learning. This focuses on students, and defines learning as 'significant long-term changes in knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes or beliefs.' This focus calls...