About The Network
Welcome to the Assessment Network! It was created to bring together educators who are interested in assessment. It grew from my own personal experiences and my own quest for assessment knowledge. Over the past few years, as a classroom teacher, school leader, adjunct professor, Board of Education member, and author, I’ve come to appreciate that when teachers want to know what students know, understand and can do, they need to first recognize the attributes of quality assessment. I’ve also come to believe that if more testing and measurement were the sole answer, then schools would already be their absolute best. Please join me on my search for responsive, relevant, and reliable assessment practices that will lead to successful 21st century schools.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND HERE
When you search through this site you will find a diverse range of topics related to assessment:
Theory and Research
Essential Vocabulary and Strategies
Reform and Balance in the 21st Century
New Teacher Induction and Ongoing Professional Development
As you scroll through the menu bar at the top of the page you’ll find resources and references that I’ve sorted through and summarized.
Websites and organization will take you to national, international, non-profit, government, and private groups.
Resources will lead you to current research, articles to read, and additional sources of information including recent news, historical perspectives, reports, studies, provocative viewpoints, policy and daily practice.
The Toolbox continues to grow and offers information on the fundamentals of assessment and best practice
The blog is a place for guests, new friends, and like-minded people to collaborate and share ideas.
This site is based on the simple principle of starting with the end in mind; putting desired outcomes in the forefront. As Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.”
Disclaimer: I believe the information included is accurate and recognize/appreciate the hard work of those cited. I believe that all sources are readily available and all pictures are in the public domain. I apologize for any errors and will correct any mistakes.
Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Laura Greenstein Ed. D., Founder, The Assessment Network