Teacher assessment using new technologies
Educational reform will require changing the way we assess for student success. Personalized learning will only become a reality as we transform the way we make meaning of teaching and learning through assessment. This industry partner FreshGrade.com is an educational assessment application for elementary education (Kindergarten - Grade 6) addressing the need for a simple, cloud-based solution to help teachers, students, and parents make sense of learning. Tailored for classrooms of young learners, FreshGrade.com facilitates the meaningful and varied collection of rich evidence of learning, creating a digital platform where teachers, students and parents can define and assess success. The overarching question guiding this research is how might new technologies help teachers, students, and parents with the visualization of student data and how this visualization can inform assessment practices.