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Seven successful strategies for literate assessment


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Principal Leadership 18

By: Beth Tarasawa, Amelia Wenk Gotwals, Cara Jackson


Evidence that suggests principals’ knowledge and skills in relation to assessment leadership—such as incorporating professional development, use of assessment data in classroom planning, and nurturing professional collaboration on matters of student achievement and instruction—are of fundamental importance to building assessment literacy among their teachers. While tests are often the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “assessment,” a balanced assessment system encompasses a wide range of methods for evaluating a child’s academic, social, and emotional abilities. We offer seven research-supported assessment practices that support classroom learning.

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