Susan Riley | November 2015

SmART Ideas: Roll the Dice for Choice-Based Assessment!

How many times have you felt like your formative assessments are getting a little stale?  Maybe you’re using the same exit tickets week after week, or maybe you’re at a loss for exactly HOW to assess your students that doesn’t equal paper + pencil.

In today’s SmART Ideas video tip, I’m sharing a great way to “shake up” your assessments and give your students the power of choice at the same time.  Rolling the dice is a fun example of providing students with ways to show what they know.  And if they end up with something they aren’t comfortable doing (like the movement story, perhaps), you can always have them re-roll or even select the “5” dice.

What does it all mean? Find out in our SmART Ideas: Roll the Dice for Choice-Based Assessment video.

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About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, STEAM, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan