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

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