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October 25, 2018

What Is a Good School?

The quality of a school is evident in student work and how it is assessed, says Justin Wells of Envision Learning Partners.

September 29, 2018

Rethink Assessment, Add Cornstarch, Then Stir

A parent's experience at a 4th grader's Curriculum Night offers reflections on how assessment can support learning and teaching.

June 17, 2018

When Learners Get "Stuck," Try Thinking Like An Artist

This post is by Jacob Watson, a theatre artist and educator from Chicago, IL, and a recent graduate of the Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education  Recently I heard an educator talk about a student who had "failed" an assignment in his class. I asked how the student h...

April 25, 2018

Measuring Competencies that Count: Using High-Quality Systems of Assessment

Despite the challenges, states and districts need to develop high-quality systems of assessment to ensure students have the skills they need in a changing economy.

March 08, 2018

Innovative Assessments: Widening the Horizon

States are developing new forms of assessment, including assessments of learning and assessments for learning.

March 01, 2018

Portfolio Assessment: Virtues, Vices, and Examples

Portfolios can be powerful forms of assessment, but they must be done right to reap their benefits.

February 01, 2018

Building a High-Quality System of Assessments to Advance Deeper Learning

Jobs for the Future is about to unveil principles for comprehensive assessment systems that maximize efficiency, reduce duplication, and provide rich data.

November 21, 2017

What Does an International Assessment Tell Us About Collaborative Problem Solving?

New results from an assessment of 15-year-olds from 57 nations provide some answers about how well students work with others to solve problems.

October 25, 2017

What's Behind the Plateau in Test Scores?

Recently released test results show a familiar pattern: stagnation after increases. What can schools do to break this trend?

September 25, 2017

Performance Assessments and Students with Disabilities

Performance assessments have the potential to ensure that instruction for students with disabilities is aligned with state standards.

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