Overcoming Assessment Illiteracy

There are some who equate illiteracy with ignorance. But, there is a difference. Ignorance is a general lack of knowledge. Each of us is ignorant in our own way. One person may be unfamiliar with the rules of a game, another unclear about the difference between ultraviolet and infrared radiation, or unable to distinguish valid […]

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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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Testimonials

“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 )