Spotlight on Assessment 2018

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Assessment


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

  • How states are responding to ESSA’s testing flexibility
  • Helping students cope with test anxiety
  • What “assessment literacy” is and why we should care
  • The pros and cons of allowing retakes on tests

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

ESSA locked federal testing mandates in place, participation is ticking up in key states, and the opt-out movement has been overshadowed by funding, teacher pay, and other battles.
July 23, 2018 – Education Week

So far, just a handful are aiming to take advantage of new leeway on how to measure student learning, despite long-standing calls for a freer hand on assessments.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week

School districts and researchers are searching for ways to help students cope with test anxiety and other schooling stresses.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week

To protect students' privacy, school districts must study the service agreements for the educational apps teachers use.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

What is “assessment literacy,” and why should we all care about it? Testing expert W. James Popham explains.
July 31, 2018 – Education Week

Allowing students to retake tests puts the emphasis on learning content rather than building useful life skills, writes educator Baptiste Delvallé.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week

Teachers owe students second and third chances on final tests, especially if they've shown mastery of the concepts during learning, argues educator Lisa Westman.
March 21, 2018 – Teacher

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