We need to shift the conversation about the value of test scores toward the development and communication of replacement behaviors, which empower learners to regularly demonstrate their level of proficiency.
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July 23, 2018
July 17, 2018
Based on our conversations with teachers, here are some key takeaways in creating a culture of conversation around feedback.
July 13, 2018
If we want good things to happen in K-12 education, we have to create space for them. And creating space isn't easy.
June 22, 2018
Many schools and organizations in the NGLC network are considering the full scope of their students' futures--lifelong learning, multiple careers, relationships, and civic engagement--in their definitions of student success. Correspondingly, they're adopting more expansive sets of competencies so that their graduates can succeed and thrive in a world of accelerating change.
June 18, 2018
Chipeta Elementary is a school on a journey of change. The concept of rigor vs. vigor brings clarity to our purpose and our ensuing actions.
May 22, 2018
How Performance-Based Assessments Designed by Student Interns Promote Interest-Based Skill Development
Rich and transformative learning experiences happen at home, in the community, and in workplaces. Here's how educators in one school are leveraging ePortfolios and digital badges to promote relevant skill development for student's coursework and future professional lives.
May 11, 2018
What would it look like if student voice truly shaped the design of public education systems? Reflections culled from the Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) community offer some helpful insights.
May 04, 2018
For flex time to work well, schools have to accomplish a tricky balance between fostering autonomy in students while still holding them accountable for ambitious learning targets.
March 26, 2018
Performance assessments have the power to improve teaching and learning, and hold promise for helping schools and colleges better develop and assess students' college and career readiness.
February 28, 2018
Can a burgeoning movement from the field place pressure upon local, state, and federal policymakers to create accountability systems where teachers are at the forefront of creating assessments that promote the deeper learning we want for all our children?