The Need for Innovative Assessment Practices in the Secondary School Classroom

Assessment, Teaching and Learning: A Fractured Relationship Assessment in education is the measurement of learning; that is, what a student has learned relative to a set of expectations. If students are tasked with learning the content, knowledge and skills detailed in the curriculum, it seems reasonable to expect that these are the outcomes that a […]

Turnitin.com, the Writing Cycle, and Assessment for Learning

Turnitin.com is widely used in our secondary schools as a text-matching tool for written work, but the tool itself is frequently misunderstood, and sometimes misapplied. This software, in its most basic application, identifies academic integrity issues through its Similarity Reports, which compare student papers with a database of archived content. Turnitin.com checks submitted papers against […]