Author Archives A.L.

  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/25/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: Why we should take public polling about the Common Core with a grain of salt. What the data actually says about shifting views on the Common Core From Alliance for […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/18/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: PARCC and the state of Ohio have different descriptions of the state’s preliminary test scores. One set of PARCC results, two different descriptions in Ohio From EdWeek: Illinois also released […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/11/15 A weekly list of news and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From Hechinger Report: Interesting poll in California demonstrates there is room for improvement in communicating to the public about Common Core. Think you know a lot about Common Core? A new poll […]

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  • Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 9/4/15 A weekly list of news, blogs and items of interest on the issue of K12 assessments. From EdWeek: Consortium orders independent review of test-delivery platform Smarter Balanced to Review American Institutes for Research’s Test Platform From EdWeek: States transitioning to new tests “pause” accountability Nearly Half of States […]

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  • In the recently released PDK/Gallup poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools, results included a review of American attitudes toward assessment. The poll found that 64% of Americans said that there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in the public schools. The poll also found that Americans are “ambivalent” about comparing test […]

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  • In our efforts here at AssessmentLiteracy.org to educate people on the need for a balanced assessment approach, one form of assessment often gets overlooked, miss categorized, and/or defined incorrectly. And yet it can be one of the most powerful forms of assessment available to educators, and that’s formative assessment. Assessment in general gets a lot […]

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  • When educators are assessment literate, they are informed, reflective, and proactive practitioners. Educators in classrooms actively seek out evidence of student misunderstanding to address during the course of instruction; all educators actively seek out evidence of student needs to inform educational practice and policy. All educators regard both formal and informal assessment as means to […]

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  • Bruce Wellman talks about assessment literacy and how it is related to specific audiences: teachers, parents, students.

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