You are all familiar with Norman L. Webb’s "Depth‐of‐Knowledge Levels for Four Content Areas.” Here are some ideas about how to address DoK in Reading assessments. I’ll explore DoK for writing and math in the coming weeks. For now, DoK Reading: DoK Reading -Level 1 Let’s start with a look at DoK Level 1, which you... Read More
As the number of schools and districts piloting Edulastic continues to grow, we’ve assembled an Innovator Team to help ensure our product development efforts benefit a spectrum of educators. In addition to teaching, consulting, and mentoring, our team members are stretching their tech muscles and designing a learning platform that will put some serious pizzazz... Read More
Edulastic Authoring Videos Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working with a team of writers to develop ELA Common Core-based assessments for Edulastic. The team has a mix of both classroom and professional item development experience with outfits such as Measurement, Inc., CTB/McGraw-Hill, and the American Institutes for Research. We... Read More
Edulastic Question Authoring Videos We know you've been waiting for this moment and it's finally here! We've put together succinct yet highly informational videos that cover the authoring process for all of Edulastic's 29 tech-enhanced question types. These videos provide you with a quick description, pedagogical value, and all the knowledge you'll need to craft stellar... Read More
Edulastic Common Core Tim Sitar currently works as an independent Assessment Consultant. Recent clients include: Spider Learning (Grade 6 Social Studies lessons and unit review items); A Pass Education (Grade 5 CCSS ELA items); Words and Numbers (Gifted Teacher’s Exam items); and Questar Assessments (ELA items and stimuli at various grades).
“The day I’m not improving will be the day I hang up the racket.” —Venus Williams While Venus Williams is candidly showing her yearning to grow as a tennis player, we can relate to this mindset that drives her improvement.