Spotlight on the Changing State of Assessment

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The Changing State of Assessment


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The Education Week Spotlight on the Changing State of Assessment is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Analyzing results from common-core assessments
  • Piloting online assessments for the common core
  • Using formative assessment to improve teaching and learning
  • Mapping out the key elements of high-quality assessments
  • The new computerized technology and engineering exam

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF. A great value!

Small teams from all District of Columbia schools have been analyzing student test performance from 2012-13 to guide teachers' instruction in the new school year.
September 11, 2013 – Education Week

The computerized exam will ask students to apply their knowledge of technology and engineering principles to solve problems.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week

Schools Test-Drive Common Core
More than a million students have used computing devices to participate in a pilot of online assessments for the Common Core State Standards.
June 12, 2013 – Digital Directions

Teachers should recognize that formative assessment works and advocate for using it with honesty and unparalleled zeal, argues W. James Popham.
January 9, 2013 – Education Week

Upon transferring to a school in Mexico that has insufficient records of students’ literacy levels, a teacher comes to see the value in assessments.
June 18, 2013 – Teacher

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