Gene Wilhoit, Linda Pittenger and Carmen Coleman, recently led a discussion about the ways that technology is improving formative assessment and the opportunity that it creates to rethink big year-end tests. The group identified five of next steps on the path forward that includes learner profiles, new solutions, and linking formative data to standards. Overall, new developments will mean a gradual reduction in the size of and reliance in heavyweight summative assessment to smaller, less frequent tests that check the validity of local assessments.
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April 15, 2015
April 09, 2015
Lawmakers and policymakers should expand the scope of student data that is protected and require more of ed-tech vendors, argues a new report from NEPC.
April 08, 2015
Systems thinking can address problems before they worsen and can turn a high-performing school into a school on fire.
April 07, 2015
A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights.
April 06, 2015
What does innovative learning and EdReform have in common? Equity. We explore the recent history of assessment (the intended and unintended consequences), the role that equity plays, the need to synthesize EdReform aims, and the opportunity of innovation.
March 27, 2015
The leaders of the District of Columbia office of the state superintendent of education said her staff is working to beef up security measures after releasing the private data, including names, birth dates, and disciplinary records.
March 23, 2015
A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.
March 19, 2015
The funding agency releases a new plan to speed up public access to research.
March 17, 2015
Ed-tech vendors took a hard look at new digital-content 'interoperability' standards touted by the Houston school district during the annual CoSN conference.
March 13, 2015
A panel at the South by Southwest edu conference explored the potential for using data to match students with career interests and keep them on track to graduation.