Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 7/22/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Edweek – A recent analysis commissioned by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, for example, found that test-takers in Ohio—home to 14 percent of all students who […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 7/1/16 We are going to keep things simple this week and highlight the work of our National Task Force on Assessment Education for Teachers members. For more news about the Task Force, read the press release. This group of phenomenal education leaders came together and developed the definition for Assessment […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 6/17/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Edutopia: These formative assessment tools will give you the flexibility you need to handle various classroom situations. Each have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Five fantastic, fast, formative assessment tools […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 6/10/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: State accountability plans are due in March 2017, but state chiefs and others remain uncertain about how a leadership change in Washington will impact the deadlines and requirements under ESSA. […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 6/3/16 (Welcome June!) A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From New America: In a new report by New America key obstacles are identified that prevent professional development from reaching its potential for growing teachers’ knowledge and skills in service of their students. No […]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.