Our partner NWEA recently released their new National Agenda to promote their work in policy and advocacy on behalf of all students. NWEA’s Policy & Advocacy work is focused on building strong partnerships with education stakeholders and leading national efforts that ignite positive change to local, state, and national systems. The third item on the […]CONTINUE READING →
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results come out this month. In fact, every three years PISA results are announced. This international assessment measures 15-year-old students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy. The world starts talking about which of the 70 countries are doing well in what content areas and asks questions about those who […]CONTINUE READING →
AssessmentLiteracy.org is part of a major assessment literacy initiative sponsored by NWEA to help advance teacher education and professional learning in the effective use of assessments. The site, and this blog, feature content developed by assessment experts and educators from around the country, NWEA team members, and the National Task Force on Assessment Education. While […]CONTINUE READING →
Our ongoing Task Force Member Spotlight blog series has shined the light on member backgrounds and why they are participating in the National Task Force on Assessment Education. The Task Force was launched in October of 2015 and has over twenty members committed to being a collective voice and transforming force that elevates the national […]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.