Assessment Literacy

The purpose of educational assessment is to help learners learn and teachers teach.

The field of educational assessment emerged from an initial commitment to a high quality education for every student. The development of assessments has been powered by the understanding that data-driven decisions improve both the quality of instruction and the ultimate educational outcomes for all students. The focus on assessment—along with the growing array of materials, products, and stakeholders allied with testing—continues to grow and is impacting practice and policy.

Why Assessment Literacy?

 

Assessment 101

Assessment 101
How assessments inform instructional practices.

Assessment Policy Trends

Policy Trends
Clarity on policy trends.

Educator Tools

Educator Tools
Applying data can raise student achievement.

 

From the Blog

By Jean Fleming
April 17, 2014

How can principals use student, school and district data to create a positive, growth-oriented climate for teachers and learners? In a new article for the National Association of Elementary School...



By Dr. Anne Udall
March 27, 2014

K-12 educators are familiar with the “three-legged stool” of education. The leg of curriculum helps teachers know what to cover. Instruction is the’ how’ of engaging students in the curriculum. The...



By Dr. Steven Wise
March 18, 2014

Educators rely on student achievement test performance to provide important information for a variety of inferences they wish to make about education. Educators use test scores to gather information...



In the News

April 15, 2014

scoop.it - Project-Based Learning Rubrics | BIE http://t.co/yhiSdLHA6i



April 14, 2014

co.chalkbeat.org - For Hanover Superintendent Paul McCarty, the coming move to online exams is playing out as a series of puzzles he needs to solve. Last week, the question at hand was how the...



April 14, 2014

nwea.org - K-12 educators are familiar with the “three-legged stool” of education. The leg of curriculum helps teachers know what to cover. Instruction is the’ how’ of engaging students in the...



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