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Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/30/16

A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments.

From IES NCES: This is a rather large report to read. However, it provides good insight on the educational landscape in 2024. It includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions.

Projections of Education Statistics to 2024

From Mind Shift: People have been discussing this article during the past week. It is a year old but it highlights a question that educators are still contemplating today. The rubric-based grading is primarily being tested at universities. There is the possibility though that it will influence practices at K-12 schools. Definitely something to keep on your radar!

Could Rubric-Based Grading be the Assessment of the Future?

From Edutopia: We’re highlighting two pieces from Edutopia this week.

Putting the FORM in Formative Assessment

Guidelines for making formative assessing fun, organic, relevant, and meaningful.

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices

Provides specific support strategies for grading and addresses concerns around redoes, zeroes, not grading homework, and more.