Social Studies/History

Analyzing Student Work

This template for analyzing student work supports teachers in implementing the cycle of formative assessment—serving as a place where they can keep track of patterns they notice in student work regarding common errors and/or misconceptions, successful approaches, and examples of good explanations.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

Elements of Effective Feedback

This slide summarizes five characteristics of effective student feedback, as explained by Grant Wiggins in Educative Assessment: Designing Assessments to Inform and Improve Student Performance.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

These guidelines articulate the Universal Design for Learning framework and can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to meet the needs of all learners from the start by reducing barriers and optimizing levels of challenge and support.

SOURCE: Center for Applied Special Technology

Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning

This guide, produced by IES, includes a set of concrete actions relating to the use of instructional and study time that are applicable to subjects that demand a great deal of content learning, including social studies, science, and mathematics. The guide was developed with some of the most important principles to emerge from research on learning and memory in mind.

Source: Institute of Education Sciences

Key Concepts in Spacing Learning Over Time

Listen to Dr. Mark McDaniel discuss how spacing learning of material over time improves memory, and understand the optimal ways to space course materials.

Featuring: Mark McDaniel, Washington University in St. Louis

Source: Doing What Works