"Make Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter"
Parents, students, teachers, and administrators place greater value on classroom tests and formative assessments than they do on summative tests used for accountability, according to a survey.
The results, from a Gallup poll released last week, reflect a view reported widely: that families and educators find statewide accountability testing to have limited value. It was commissioned by the Northwest Evaluation Association, which has a keen interest in these matters: The NWEA is the maker of the widely used MAP formative assessments.
Gallup examined the attitudes of 4,200 students, parents, teachers, principals, and superintendents.
Vol. 35, Issue 30, Page 5Published in Print: May 11, 2016, as Testing