Linda Darling-Hammond proposes changes to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act to support systems of assessment that enhance learning.
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February 18, 2015
January 29, 2015
To "measure what matters," first we must learn how the skills and dispositions that matter are developed. A network of states and partners are leading the way.
December 10, 2014
Laura Hamilton and Brian Stecher of RAND call for research to develop better measures of competencies like academic tenacity and collaboration, essential skills that are seldom measured in schools.
December 05, 2014
Summit Public Schools is using new measures to determine whether students have developed "habits of success."
November 17, 2014
Although public and educators' concerns are growing about testing, performance assessment done well can strengthen instruction and enhance learning, says Linda Darling-Hammond.
November 07, 2014
To ensure equity, some argue that assessments must be standardized, while others say they should be personalized. As states continuously improve systems of assessment and accountability, are there common principles that can guide us all to victory?
October 24, 2014
A new report lays out a strong case for new forms of assessment and could start a movement toward better ways of knowing what students know and can do, says Bob Lenz of Envision Education.
October 20, 2014
A graduation profile ignites students in a so-called "low-performing" school in a distressed city, says Envision Learning Partners
October 17, 2014
In this post, High Tech High Chula Vista teacher Alec Patton takes us inside the world of exhibitions, telling us why they have power, why students aren't always as motivated by them as you might think, and how at their best they bring together "sizzle" and "steak".
October 06, 2014
The most powerful learning gains come from assessments that teachers administer day to day, not from large-scale tests.