Mastery vs. Completion:  The Purpose behind Assessing Student Learning

As teachers we know we need to assess our students to determine their “grade” in our class, but is there a better way to do that? Are we assessing their ability to take the test we created or are we truly assessing if they learned the content that was taught?

Applying Learned Concepts: Fostering Inquiry in History, Geography, Economics, and Civics

Think back to a moment when you as a student sat in a social studies class and struggled to spit out a memorized date of an important event your teacher said would be integral to remember.