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Assessment News Roundup – What We’re Reading 5/6/16

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

From NWEA: This week NWEA and Gallup unveiled a national survey that sought to learn what students, parents, and educators really think about assessment. It is the third national perception study.

Make Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter

From New York Times: Experts in neuroscience, genetics and social work recently met in Manhattan to discuss emerging research on what happens to a child’s brain before it is fully formed, and how children who seem broken can be made whole.

Studying How Poverty Keeps Hurting Young Minds, and What to Do About It

From Edmentum: What can teachers look for out of three key data sources: state and district, site-based and classroom? This post provides a teacher’s perspective on this question. It’s premise is that the more connected our solutions, assessments and curricula become, the more data teachers are going to have.

Important Sources of Data for Teachers