Teacher Preparation Don't Rush to 'Diagnose' Learning Loss With a Formal Test. Do This Instead
Beware these danger zones when trying to determine what students know and need to learn this fall, experts say.
Teacher Preparation Classroom Routines Must Change. Here's What Teaching Looks Like Under COVID-19
Experts say there are some priorities for instruction this year that cut across virtual and brick-and-mortar environments.
Classroom Technology How These 4 Educators Are Using Ed Tech to Transform Their Teaching
Learn how four teachers used new ed-tech tools to improve student engagement, differentiate learning, deploy better assessments, and communicate more effectively with parents.
Future of Work Opinion David Conley on Next Generation Assessment
In the latest episode of the podcast, Dr. David Conley, a professor in the college of education at the University of Oregon, discusses his new book and offers 10 principles for better assessment--and a vision for how assessment can be integrated into learning.
Assessment Opinion World Class Work Takes Models, Practice, Revision and Support
We've visited thousands of high schools around the world and seen young people doing world-class work both inside and outside the classroom. Here are the common conditions, cultures and connections we've observed that power this world-class work.
Assessment Opinion Better Formative Feedback: Work Worth Doing in a Place Worth Being
While everything about a learning environment may provide formative feedback to students, not everything qualifies as formative assessment. Here is what we do know about what formative assessment is and how it works.
Assessment Video What Is Formative Assessment?
Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you’re likely to get five different explanations. Confusion abounds around this teaching technique even though it’s widely used in classrooms nationwide. To bring some clarity to the topic, Education Week Associate Editor Catherine Gewertz interviews Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, who explains what formative assessment is and how it differs from interim or summative assessments.
Curriculum Acclaimed Educator Jaime Escalante Featured in New U.S. Postage Stamp
Escalante, the Bolivian native and former U.S. high school math teacher, died of cancer in 2010.
Assessment Opinion Morality, Validity, and the Design of Instructionally Sensitive Tests
David C. Berliner of Arizona State University emphasizes that teachers, as it turns out, affect individuals a lot more than they affect aggregate test scores.
Assessment Opinion Correcting a Harmful Misuse of Students' Test Scores
W. James Popham of University of California at Los Angeles concludes: The higher the stakes associated with the use of an educational test's results, the greater should be the scrutiny given to both the accuracy of score-based interpretations and to the appropriate usage of the test's results.
Assessment Opinion Formative Classroom Assessment and Assessment For Accountability: Finding a Balance
In this final blog, Madhabi Chatterji of Teachers College, Columbia University responds to three queries with some closing thoughts and takeaways on the "Assessing the Assessments" blog.
Assessment Opinion Are Fourth Graders Who Don't Test Like Seventh Graders Really Failures?
James Harvey of the National Superintendents Roundtable wraps up this month-long conversation between measurement experts and educators on the front line by answering some questions about unresolved issues. Read his final thoughts and "takeaways" from Assessing the Assessments.