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August 29, 2017

Can Employability Skills Be Assessed Equitably?

New assessments to measure deeper learning competencies can focus attention on those skills, but also can be used in discriminatory ways, say Rafael Heller and Mary Wright.

April 05, 2017

The Role of Assessment in Education for African-Americans

A conference at the National Academies of Science explores how--and whether--better assessments can improve schooling for African-Americans.

March 28, 2017

Before Rethinking Assessment, Rethink Professional Learning

Assessments of deeper learning require teachers to learn deeply about how students learn, writes Tony Siddall of Next Generation Learning Challenges.

November 03, 2016

A Letter to My Former Teachers: Reflections and Optimism

An experience in learning about Envisions' portfolio defense made on teacher realize how much she learned from her teachers.

November 01, 2016

NCLB Was Right: Assessment Can Change Instruction

What gets tested gets taught, so performance assessments that measure the competencies that matter can lead to instruction that yields those competencies, argues Ben Kornell of Envision Learning Partners.

October 26, 2016

Performance Assessment Resource Bank: Resources for Deeper Learning

The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) and the Council of Chief State School Officers have developed a tool to help educators implement performance assessments.

October 11, 2016

ESSA and Performance Assessments: Where States Go From Here

A recent summit meeting on assessment held in Virginia by Jobs for the Future suggests that that state may have solved some of the political challenges that have held back the advance of performance assessment.

August 29, 2016

Engaging Students in Deeper Learning Requires Engaging Assessments

A new study from Stanford researchers suggests ways to design assessments that engage students and motivate them to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

August 02, 2016

Student Agency: The Equity Challenge of Our Day

Envision schools' portfolio defense model empowers students to change their lives and makes a difference for low-income students of color.

July 08, 2016

Grants Lead the Way to New Assessments

Twelve organizations are developing and testing new ways of measuring student performance.

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