Thursday, 14 November 2013

Improve - formative assessment tool (TASITE session, N & NW)

Contact: TASITE (Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education)

Locations & dates: Burnie 25 November and Launceston 26 November 2013
RSVP: 21 November

Intended Audience: Curriculum coordinators, Science, Literacy/English and Numeracy/Mathematics leaders and teachers

Improve is a free online tool to support formative assessment in literacy, numeracy and science, (with other curriculum areas to come). TASITE is offering a free session for teachers and leaders helping you to make use of Improve to provide self-managed formative feedback processes for individual, groups and classes of students.

Looking for another way to help students improve in numeracy, literacy and science, with minimal teacher effort?

TASITE is pleased to offer a free professional learning session on the free online tool Improve.

This tool, developed for Australian K-10 teachers by Education Services Australia, allows teachers to construct, use and share online formative assessment "tests" that students can then do at any time, anywhere online. The tests are instantly marked and the student receives feedback. At the same time an inbuilt assessment engine analyses the student's performance and directs them to online learning objects targeted to their needs. The online learning objects include the Scootle resources.

Improve has a bank of test items sourced from several locations, including past NAPLAN items. Teachers can also create their own test items.

The session will look at how to use Improve at teacher and school level, how it fits with other school assessment tools, and its potential to support improved student outcomes.


See the TASITE website for details and registration.