“Engagement cannot exist without opportunities to decide.” (Smith, Frey, Pumpian, & Fisher, 2017) As you begin a new year, here is a question for you to ponder: What specifically are you doing to engage your students in knowing what they know and what is next in their learning progression? Are you starting the year by […]CONTINUE READING →
In our first blog in our three-part series – Defining Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and How to Start Creating Them – we took a detailed look at what SLOs are and the initial process involved in creating them. In part two – The Different Types of Data Needed to Set Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) – […]CONTINUE READING →
In our last blog post – Defining Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and How to Start Creating Them – we took a detailed look at what SLOs are and the initial process involved in creating them. With that knowledge under our belt, we can now look at the data most commonly used to create the SLOs. […]CONTINUE READING →
As educators get back into the classroom after the Holiday and New Year break, it’s time to take a look at student learning objectives (SLOs); what they are and how to get started. Ultimately, we want to answer the question, “What adjustments need to be made to move student learning forward and finish the school […]CONTINUE READING →
From all of us at AssessmentLiteracy.org and the National Task Force on Assessment Education, we’d like to extend a heartfelt Happy Holidays to all of our readers. 2017 was a great year for us and we have an even busier and more exciting 2018 lined up so we hope you come back often! To celebrate […]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.