Q&A Collections: Student Assessment
During the summer I will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past seven years. You can see all those collections from the first six years here.
Here are the ones I've posted so far:
Today's theme is on Student Assessment. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:
Douglas Reeves, Jennifer Borgioli, Kristin DeJong, Chris Gareis, and Leslie Grant explore about how state standardized tests can be improved.
Lee Jenkins, Shane Safir, Andrew Miller, Matt Renwick, and Barbara Blackburn share their ideas on using performance assessment with students.
Joshua Dragoon, N. Chaunte Garrett, Travis Bristol, Kristina Doubet, and Eric Carbaugh contribute their thoughts on using performance assessment in schools.
Mike Kaechele, Allison Zmuda, Bena Kallick, Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, and Jennifer Borgioli define performance assessment and how to use it in the classroom.
Myron Dueck, Kristina Doubet, Jessica A. Hockett, Roxanna Elden, Mark Barnes, and Bill Ivey share their suggestions on effective grading practices.
Today's post features commentaries from Andrew Miller, Suzie Boss, Meg Riordan, Abbie Sewall, Daniel Schwartz, and Vicky Layne on how to assess students in today's world.
Kristina Doubet, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Thomas Guskey, Thom Markham, and Nancy Sulla contribute their thoughts on assessment in today's classroom.
Jennifer Serravallo, Andrew Miller, Daniel R. Venables, Brady E. Venables, and Larry Ainsworth are contributors to this post.
This column includes contributions from Libby Woodfin, Tony Frontier, Laura Cabrera, and Alice Mercer.
Rick Wormeli, the well-known educator, author, and speaker, provides the primary response this post. In addition, several readers contributed their own thoughts.
Three author/educators, Michael Opitz, Michael Ford, and Bryan Harris, share their guest responses in this post.
Author and educator Amy Benjamin, California teacher Cheryl Suliteanu, and I offer our suggestions.
Professor Thomas R. Guskey, author Susan M. Brookhart, educator Bill Ivey, and I share our thoughts and practices.
Professors David C. Berliner and Yong Zhao offer their thoughts on the topic.
Katie Hull Sypnieski, the best teacher I've ever seen in the classroom, and staff from the American Federation of Teachers researching teacher evaluation contribute their responses.
Representatives from the two groups of states preparing the new assessments, the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, or SBAC, and The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Consortium, or PARCC, contribute responses.
I hope you've found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!