Author Archives A.L.

  • 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 […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading And Watching 9/16/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Data Quality Campaign: What happens when parents are given the student data they need and they are equipped to understand it? DQC has put together resources to help answer […]

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  • Our partners over at NWEA have sponsored three national studies focused on what various education stakeholders think about assessment. The surveys included students, parents, teachers, principals and superintendents. Today, as many kids are back in school and participating in fall testing, we’d like to share some parent views of assessment. In 2012, when NWEA first surveyed […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 8/12/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Brookings: This report by Brian Jacob focuses on two fundamental aspects of test scores—measurement and scaling—at a level meant to be accessible to readers who may not have a technical background […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 7/22/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Edweek – A recent analysis commissioned by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, for example, found that test-takers in Ohio—home to 14 percent of all students who […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 7/1/16 We are going to keep things simple this week and highlight the work of our National Task Force on Assessment Education for Teachers members. For more news about the Task Force, read the press release. This group of phenomenal education leaders came together and developed the definition for Assessment […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 6/17/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Edutopia: These formative assessment tools will give you the flexibility you need to handle various classroom situations. Each have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Five fantastic, fast, formative assessment tools […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 6/10/16 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: State accountability plans are due in March 2017, but state chiefs and others remain uncertain about how a leadership change in Washington will impact the deadlines and requirements under ESSA. […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 6/3/16 (Welcome June!) A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From New America:  In a new report by New America key obstacles are identified that prevent professional development from reaching its potential for growing teachers’ knowledge and skills in service of their students. No […]

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  • 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 […]

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