Tag Archive for high-stakes testing

Gradeable is now FREE. Here’s why.

Gradeable is happy to announce that we now offer a free version of our time-saving assessment and analytics platform to enable frequent, high quality feedback and formative assessment. Why are we choosing to make our assessment tools free for teachers? Students deserve assessment to empower diversity in learning and thinking, not stifle it. Machine-scorable bubble sheet testing…

The Real Problem with the High-Stakes Testing Debate

We are about to kick off a month of resources and discussion about assessments here on Gradeable.com, and in that spirit, I thought I’d take a few moments to touch on the current hot button in assessment-land: high-stakes testing. Everyone is talking about it: educators, politicians, parents, everyone except maybe the students who are at…

Friday Bulletin Board: The Post Pizza Party Edition

So last night was our pizza party. It was the first real event that we Gradeable girls put on together and we had an inordinate amount of fun coordinating logistics, reaching out to teachers, moving furniture, and everything in between. In addition, we met some great teachers to remind us why Gradeable exists in the…

Re: The Common Core and Standardized Testing

The Common Core: Let’s start a constructive conversation On November 23, the New York Times published an opinion piece asking if kids were too coddled. Frank Bruni addresses the backlash to the Common Core’s tougher education standards brought on today’s participation-trophy culture. Bruni writes that while the Common Core has its flaws, it “should not…