What’s New: Assessment
There has been so much on assessment lately that I thought it best to dedicate a What’s New just to this one topic.
The most important (if you haven’t seen it yet) is 10 Principles for Building a High-Quality System Of Assessments (Jobs for the Future). This report offers important guidance on how states, districts, and our nation can bridge from the current status of assessments to high-quality systems that advance college and career readiness, equity, and student-centered learning.
The Assessment for Learning Project has a potpourri of different projects on assessment. They’ve produced a paper A Movement Towards Personalized Professional Learning on microcredentialing. Two other projects are highlighted in the resources below:
- Students as Innovators and Co-Creators at Del Lago Academy (NGLC)
- Video on Micro-credentials and Adult Educators
Other articles and resources on assessment from the web that you might find interesting:
- It’s High Time for Change in our Accountability Systems by Dan French, Center for Collaborative Education
- Beyond Standardized Tests: A New Vision for Assessing Student Learning and School Quality from Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA)
- Scaling Formative Assessment: The How I Know Project from Getting Smart
- Innovative Assessments: Widening the Horizon by Adriana Martinez, the Innovation Program Manager at CCSSO
- Assessments will be disrupted: Is a performance approach the future of testing? from Education Dive
- Retakes Do Not Promote Laziness. They Exemplify Compassion