Spotlight on Using Assessment to Measure Student Learning and Growth

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Using Assessment to Measure Student Learning and Growth


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The Education Week Spotlight on Using Assessment to Measure Student Learning and Growth is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Understanding how formative assessments are being used to inform instruction
  • Using video games to assess noncognitive skills
  • Applying evidence-based practices and formative assessments to improve writing skills
  • Exploring changes in the testing product market

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Wisconsin researchers are examining whether games can measure learning and build attention, empathy, and other noncognitive skills.
August 7, 2013 – Education Week

The market for testing products and services is surging, as schools scramble to prepare for common-core tests and embrace new, classroom-based assessment models.
October 2, 2013 – Education Week

Using a miniversion of the Program for International Student Assessment can be a powerful tool in understanding the factors that have an impact on school performance, writes Jack Dale.
January 8, 2014 – Education Week

Educator Leslie Laud says that evidence-based practices for teaching writing, including the use of formative-assessment techniques, can dramatically improve students' skills.
October 30, 2013 – Teacher

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