Spotlight on Using Assessment to Measure Student Learning and Growth

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Using Assessment to Measure Student Learning and Growth


The Education Week Spotlight on Using Assessment to Measure Student Learning and Growth is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Understanding how formative assessments are being used to inform instruction
  • Using video games to assess noncognitive skills
  • Applying evidence-based practices and formative assessments to improve writing skills
  • Exploring changes in the testing product market

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Wisconsin researchers are examining whether games can measure learning and build attention, empathy, and other noncognitive skills.
August 7, 2013 – Education Week

The market for testing products and services is surging, as schools scramble to prepare for common-core tests and embrace new, classroom-based assessment models.
October 2, 2013 – Education Week

Using a miniversion of the Program for International Student Assessment can be a powerful tool in understanding the factors that have an impact on school performance, writes Jack Dale.
January 8, 2014 – Education Week

Educator Leslie Laud says that evidence-based practices for teaching writing, including the use of formative-assessment techniques, can dramatically improve students' skills.
October 30, 2013 – Teacher


To understand formative assessment, it's better to think of it less as a test, and more as good teaching practice.
April 8, 2013 - Curriculum Matters Blog

As leaders of institutions responsible for educating children, we hold accountability, and the public trust, for keeping the promise. Even if no one asks what the promise is, we have only to look at children or at proud parents to remember. The promise to every child and every parent is that we will deliver a hopeful future.
December 22, 2013 - Leadership 360 Blog

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