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July 02, 2015

Yes, Apples and Oranges Can Be Compared: Accountability With Flexible Assessments

New Hampshire provides an object lesson into how to make sure performance-based assessments provide valid and reliable information across schools and districts.

June 29, 2015

How Can Teachers Learn Deeply? By Scoring Student Assessments

Engaging teachers in scoring assessments helps deepen their understanding of student standards and student learning.

June 22, 2015

The Transformative Power of Art for Students

A personal connection to art can alter our perception of our world and ourselves, writes Rick Lear of Envision Learning Partners.

June 11, 2015

Performance Assessment 2.0, Part 2: Lessons from Littleton

A pioneering effort at performance assessment from the early 1990s failed, suggesting lessons for current efforts.

June 08, 2015

Performance Assessment 2.0: Lessons From the Last Century

A new report from Stanford University examines the factors that can support or hinder performance assessment.

May 06, 2015

The Role of Performance Assessments in Fostering Opportunities for Deeper Learning

Systems of assessments that include tasks that ask students to apply their knowledge to solve problems can deepen learning.

April 09, 2015

The System Dynamics of Raising K-12 Standards

A systems-thinking approach helps explain the relationships among performance, proficiency , and standards--and how raising standards can mean lower proficiency rates but higher levels of performance.

April 01, 2015

When High Schoolers Must Defend Graduation Readiness

A coach from Envision Education relates how a student's experience in defending his accomplishments in high school transformed his learning.

March 26, 2015

'Thank God' for Competency-Based Education

The Granite State's pioneering accountability pilot makes performance assessment count.

March 20, 2015

Opting Out? Look at the Tests First

A glance at performance tasks included on new tests show that they do a better job than previous tests of measuring higher-level competencies.

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