Latest Assessment Stories

2011-11-01 10:00:00

New online training course uses multiple teaching strategies to engage adult learners. Lafayette, CO (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 KPA offers a new online training course that teaches safe driving habits to workers who are required to drive as part of their job. The course trains car salesmen, valets, and shuttle drivers how to increase the number of safety precautions they take every time they get behind the wheel. It uses multiple teaching strategies including attention-grabbing videos,...

2011-10-19 19:45:00

Global education company Promethean today launched its next generation Learner Response System (LRS), ActivExpression2. The new device is more than a clicker system for responding to questions. It is a powerful instructional tool that enables formative assessment and gives teachers real-time feedback so that they can monitor how well a theory or idea is being understood, and to identify learning gaps. For students, it enables greater communication, collaboration and contribution within the...

2011-10-19 13:30:08

Accurate assessments for poor performance better for self-esteem, research finds People who try to boost their self-esteem by telling themselves they've done a great job when they haven't could end up feeling dejected instead, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. High and low performers felt fine when they assessed themselves accurately, probably because the high performers recognized their strengths and low performers acknowledged their...

2011-10-04 18:01:55

Swedish preschools are now part of a strong culture of assessment. Young children's development and learning is documented through tests and measurement, and is assessed using a variety of diagnostic tools. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows how preschool teachers are also involved in assessing preschol children through pedagogical documentation. Pedagogical documentation involves preschool teachers observing and keeping a record of children's attempts to create meaning. This...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'