Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading and Watching 5/27/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Medium: The Department of Education has announced proposed regulations to give states clarity in rethinking their accountability, data reporting, and consolidated state plans. The proposed regulations will be published on […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 5/20/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From AASA: Looking for resources related to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? AASA has designed this webpage with a focus on supporting school superintendents in their efforts to understand and implement ESSA. […]CONTINUE READING →
Developing autonomy as a learner and becoming self-regulated with an evident sense of self-efficacy are all supported by differentiating within the classroom. Formative assessment practices contribute to this differentiated environment as both students and teachers continually collect evidence of learning and reflect on it and make adjustments to both learning tactics and instruction. This minute-to-minute […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading (and watching) 5/13/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Ed-Week: Thanks to the Internet and other advances in technology, data of all sorts are more accessible than ever before. A new report from the Oceans of Data Institute, […]CONTINUE READING →
Our mantra here at AssessmentLiteracy.org is just that – making sense of assessments and understanding and interpreting the data to help improve student learning. While data literacy is certainly important when it comes to statistical analysis and psychometrics, for teachers, assessment data can often become cumbersome to parse and connect back to instructional strategies. Understanding […]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.