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Classroom Assessment

Benchmark Assessments: 4 Best Practices

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Sarah Cornelius

Another assessment? Is that the first thought that comes to mind at the mention of administering beginning-of-the-year benchmarks to your students? If so, you’re certainly not alone—today’s students and teachers are faced with no shortage of assessments, all of which come with their own unique set of pressures and expectations. But, before you write off the idea, it’s important to consider the reasoning behind benchmark assessments, and the value they can provide.

Marzano 13 Teaching Best Practices

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Sarah Cornelius

The Marzano Research Lab conducted A Study of Best Practices in Edmentum Online Solutions, looking at Edmentum’s online solutions in various settings to evaluate the relationship between student learning and effective pedagogical practices with respect to the use of online instruction. Here, we will look at the 13 best practices identified in the study, along with insights into how each can be implemented and common challenges associated with them.