Assessment can be used to support learning, as well as validate it. Assessment is a daily ongoing part of teaching, but can also be scheduled to occur at certain critical points during or at the end of the school year. Which type of assessment you choose should match the purpose behind the questions you’re trying […]CONTINUE READING →
Would you believe that the most challenging aspects of lesson/unit planning have direct connections to formative assessment practices? At least from my perspective they do. In a past ASCD SmartBrief ED Pulse poll regarding unit planning, the question posed was What is the most challenging aspect of lesson or unit planning? Here are the results: […]CONTINUE READING →
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 […]CONTINUE READING →
Today we talked to Teacher Voices blogger Ruth Schackmann about understanding different student learning styles in her classroom. Can you define learning styles for us? Learning styles, or how an individual student approaches a range of tasks, can be categorized in a variety of ways. Students can be categorized as Visual/Auditory/Kinesthetic or Right Brain/Left Brain, […]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.