Assessment and Testing

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Bob Dahm for Education Week
—Bob Dahm for Education Week

Fellow Teacher-Educators: Question Everything

The most vocal teacher-educators are propagating the misperception that everything in the profession can be quantified, writes Christina Berchini. (October 20, 2015)

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In this Spotlight, explore how teachers are auditing their classroom assessments, using formative assessment tools, and engaging students through self-assessment.

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States get the chance to buy only parts of the consortium's common-core-aligned tests, instead of the whole system, and can pick their own vendor.
November 17, 2015 - Education Week (Web)
The 2014-15 school year marked a big change for many states because they switched to tests that for the first time reflect the Common Core State Standards.
November 16, 2015 - Education Week
As an ESEA rewrite nears the finish line, states must prepare for a scaled-back federal footprint and how to assure continued progress for low-performing student subgroups.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
We should not use assessments as the ceiling of our students’ learning, but rather as stepping-stones to help our students become their very best, says middle school teacher Farida Mama.
November 10, 2015 - Teacher
Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you're likely to get five different definitions.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
Richard J. Stiggins, an advocate of classroom assessments in the service of learning, identifies common misunderstandings about formative assessment.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
Experts warn against grading formative assessments, but teachers sometimes worry that students won't take the tasks seriously any other way.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
PARCC and Smarter Balanced have formative assessments that enable teachers to see if students 'get it' long before the tests.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
In a growing number of schools, student self-assessments are just another part of the learning process.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
In the Grand Canyon State, teachers are getting a leg up in their efforts to improve the on-the-spot assessments and instructional decisions they make in the classroom.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week

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