Spotlight on Classroom Assessment

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Classroom Assessment


The Education Week Spotlight on Classroom Assessment is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Common misconceptions about formative assessment
  • Teaching revision in the writing process
  • How educators can evaluate students' soft skills
  • Improving the quality of STEM classroom assessments

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Richard J. Stiggins, an advocate of classroom assessments in the service of learning, identifies common misunderstandings about formative assessment.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week

The common-core standards call for students to write more and in more complex modes, but literacy experts say that's not happening in many classrooms.
July 20, 2016 – Teacher

In an era of high-stakes testing and timed assessments, teachers shouldn't overlook the importance of teaching revision in the writing process, writes Sarah M. Hess.
January 23, 2017 – Teacher

To evaluate students' soft skills, educators should rely on their training rather than a standardized assessment, argue educators Jessica and Skip Potts.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week

Anne Jolly presents strategies that she believes could improve the quality of STEM lessons and ensure successful learning, while offering guidelines for assessments.
March 14, 2016 – Teacher

Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 – Teacher


A survey from the National Council of Teachers of English finds that many English teachers are dissatisfied by standardized tests and have their own thoughts about how to assess students more effectively.
August 25, 2016 - Curriculum Matters

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