Assessment'S ARCHIVE

  • During the holidays, we wanted to thank all of the readers, partners, and educators that make our blog a success. As a way of closing out the year, we wanted to share our top ten posts from the past 12 months. We hope you enjoy them! 1. What Do You Need to Know About the […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What’s Getting Our Attention 12/2/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From NCES: A suite of online data analysis tools that all users to create custom tables. Provides of wealth of education statistics! DataLab From WestEd: This resource provides suggestions for questions […]

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  • Teachers who use formative assessment as part of their everyday classroom toolbox… quickly identify important evidence of student learning and separate it from distracting information, readily perceive meaningful patterns among their students’ responses to questions and tasks, implement a broad range of formative assessment strategies automatically and flexibly as part of their regular routine and […]

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  • In order for states to close the achievement gap and ensure the success of all students, every state will need teachers who can interpret assessment results and take action based on accurate assessment data. Evidence strongly supports the need for teachers who are assessment literate, yet few colleges of education or K12 school districts provide […]

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  • At the heart of sound formative assessment is teachers’ ability to continually gather evidence of learning in the classroom so that they can adjust and adapt instruction moment-to-moment and day-by-day. As a result, many formative assessment practitioners have a disdain for student hand-raising. You can ask students or teachers in any class where hand-raising happens, […]

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  • The Definition of Assessment Literacy Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student learning to inform education-related decisions. The impact of decisions turns on the quality of the evidence gathered, which in turn, depends on the quality of the assessment, and associated practices, used to gather it. Those who are assessment literate understand how […]

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  • The National Task Force on Assessment Education and AssessmentLiteracy.org provide thought leadership and resources to foster a comprehensive understanding of assessment and its role in supporting student success. The Task Force convened to confront the very real challenge of the lack of assessment education for educators and to improve the national dialogue about the different […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 3/25/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: During this past week the U.S. Department of Education brought together a diverse group of educators, advocates, and experts to negotiate rules for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Below […]

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  • Back in October one of our partners, NWEA, published a blog by April Roethel titled Today’s Educators and Goldilocks – Making Tough Decisions for Positive Outcomes, that’s worth sharing. In her post, April makes a connection between Goldilocks and today’s educators and in particular, their need to make difficult decisions that have measurable impact. Educators […]

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  • Since the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became law in December 2015, the role of assessments in accountability systems have been hot topics. ESSA provides more flexibility to states in designing accountability systems and creating more balanced systems of assessment. In light of this dialogue, it seems like the right time for a quick refresher […]

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