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:

  • Using authentic assessment to enhance learning
  • Engaging students through self-assessment
  • Learning from day-to-day assessments
  • Examining the purpose and fairness of classroom assessments

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

East Side Community High School is among 48 New York schools where students complete projects to graduate—rather than take the state test.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week

The National Council of Teachers of English reaches out to literacy teachers to explore the role assessment plays in their instruction.
March 3, 2015 - Curriculum Matters Blog

The most powerful learning gains come from assessments that teachers administer day to day, not from large-scale tests.
October 6, 2014 - Learning Deeply

Systems of assessments that include tasks that ask students to apply their knowledge to solve problems can deepen learning.
May 6, 2015 - Learning Deeply

Students Self-Assess for Mastery
You might be wondering if students are capable of grading themselves after a year worth of work. You may be asking if they can objectively review their growth and then take all of their understanding of mastery and parlay it into a letter grade that suits the old system... well they can.
June 9, 2015 - Work in Progress

Not all assessments may be formalized, but each teacher has routines, habits, and techniques that provide a shape or structure to his or her assessment system. How can we make them better?
April 29, 2015 - Finding Common Ground

Five Formative Assessment Tools Recommended by Teacher Experts
You just asked a question to your class of 30 students. One student provides the correct answer, but how do you know everyone in the class grasped the concept?
June 18, 2015 - The Startup Blog

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