Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 10/21/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From U.S. Department of Education: The Department issued final regulations to, “help ensure new teachers are ready to succeed in the classroom and every student is taught by a great educator”. The […]CONTINUE READING →
Launched in October 2015, the National Task Force on Assessment Education is designed to be a national voice on the need to increase assessment education and literacy. With two advisors and 23 members from 17 states, including pre-service and in-service educators, the Task Force seeks to develop new assessment approaches that can be put into […]CONTINUE READING →
Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 10/14/16 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, part of […]CONTINUE READING →
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 →
For teachers, data can be overwhelming. With data from multiple assessments, plus our own classroom observations and formative assessment results, how can we make sense of all of these data points? For me, it’s much like assembling a piece of IKEA furniture. When I get home and pull it all out of the box, I’m […]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.