5 Expert Views on Assessment

5 EXPERT VIEWS ON ASSESSMENT Based on the Book World Class: Tackling the Biggest Challenges Facing Schools Today Edited by David James and Ian Warwick https://www.routledge.com/World-Class-Tackling-the-Ten-Biggest-Challenges-Facing-Schools-Today/James-Warwick/p/book/9781138121973 Note: These summaries rely on the author’s words; some have been abridged for readability. They are based on a synopsis at https://www.crcpress.com/rsc/downloads/Snapshot_How_should_we_test_our_students.pdf Carolyn Adams and Matt Glanville “Assessments which […]

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ASSESSMENT: Personalized, Practical, and Purposeful

Conversations about personalized learning are increasing throughout the education community. The language, frequently a matter of semantics*, includes adaptive, rigorous, customized, and paced. Many of these assertions come from the technology sector that continues to leverage research in support of their personalized learning tools. Yet, the evidence of positive effects varies by program design, content […]

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ASSESSMENT: Quality is Mightier then Quantity

To borrow the words of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “The pen is mightier than the sword:” Assessment is more powerful than testing. Teachers test to see what student’s learned. Schools use test results to evaluate teachers. Districts use them to track and chronicle achievement. For teachers, it can be a challenge to fit all the required testing […]

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Refocusing on Assessment

There’s no need to wipe the assessment lens clean each year. Instead of starting from scratch, return to these enduring assessment foundations that have consistently supported best practices in teaching and learning. Assessment has always been about students: The word assessment comes from the same roots as assistance, meaning to help someone in completing a […]

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“Although my teachers agreed that the story of “The Blind Men and the Elephant” can be a metaphor for assessment, you facilitated and illuminated their understanding. Take-aways included valuable and relevant strategies that they could immediately put to use in their classrooms. I admire your dedication to our profession and your outstanding presentation skills. You are truly a 21st century educator.”

( Principal, Cheshire Public Schools )

"Dr. Greenstein clearly explains how formative assessment can help teachers do their work smarter and more effectively. I especially like the way she weaves practical next-day strategies into the description of the topic. This is a must for any educator who really believes that every child can learn.”

( Jim L., Connecticut School Superintendent )

“Laura has done a phenomenal job of building a research-based foundation; defining thinking, actions, and skills for living in our complex world; showing how to incorporate common core standards and technology into the mix; and providing suggestions on how to assess it all. As an added bonus, she showed us numerous assessment strategies and lesson plans.”

( Julie P., Assessment Coordinator )