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 […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading And Watching 9/16/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Data Quality Campaign: What happens when parents are given the student data they need and they are equipped to understand it? DQC has put together resources to help answer […]CONTINUE READING →
Our partners over at NWEA have sponsored three national studies focused on what various education stakeholders think about assessment. The surveys included students, parents, teachers, principals and superintendents. Today, as many kids are back in school and participating in fall testing, we’d like to share some parent views of assessment. In 2012, when NWEA first surveyed […]CONTINUE READING →
If you ever read Terry Heick’s blogs over at TeachThought, there’s one that I always circle back to, and that’s his post on the difference between updating and rebooting your classroom. He paints a clear distinction between an update and what a complete reboot might look like. Both certainly have their place, and depending on […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 8/12/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Brookings: This report by Brian Jacob focuses on two fundamental aspects of test scores—measurement and scaling—at a level meant to be accessible to readers who may not have a technical background […]CONTINUE READING →
In the current K12 education environment, student assessment data is used to make important decisions every day. Understanding assessments and data literacy are thus essential for all education stakeholders, from teachers and parents to administrators and policymakers.
Assessment education has not been a consistent part of pre-service teacher preparation. Yet teachers are expected to understand assessment tools, administer tests, interpret the results, and apply this data to improve student outcomes.
AssessmentLiteracy.org is designed to promote learning, discussion and engagement about assessments. The purpose is to help educators understand different assessment methods, how to appropriately match tests to their objectives, and how to integrate assessment data into classroom instruction. The vision for the site is to be an assessment resource for teachers to support improved assessment practice - with the ultimate goal of improving the way students learn.