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In our last several blog posts, we’ve shared three of the four conditions that Stiggins and Chappuis insist must be met to ensure the effective use of student-involved classroom assessment. These were discussed at length in their article – Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps. To recap: Condition...

In our last couple of blog posts, we’ve shared two of the four conditions that Stiggins and Chappuis say must be met to ensure the effective use of student-involved classroom assessment. These were discussed at length in their article – Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps. Condition One:...

Stiggins and Chappuis discuss at length in their article – Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps (PDF) – the importance of student-involved classroom assessment. In our last blog post, we highlighted the first of four conditions that must be met to ensure the effective use of student-involved classroom assessment:...

Student-involved classroom assessment, which can be formative or interim in nature, is a powerful tool and one that Stiggins and Chappuis discuss at length in their article – Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps. What’s particularly interesting about their article is the four conditions that they highlight that...

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states and districts an opportunity to strengthen the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring that stakeholders in the education ecosystem are assessment literate. By explicitly incorporating training and professional development that supports assessment literacy into state ESSA applications, states can enhance student...

Student empowerment is an important movement in education, and is of especially great interest in student assessment circles. In the state of Oregon, raising the level of student empowerment has even resulted in legislation for a Student Assessment Bill of Rights. Oregon House Bill 2655, which was moved into law in...

In an earlier blog post – Assessment Literacy in the Education Ecosystem – An Opportunity to Leverage ESSA – we shared how assessment literacy plays an important holistic role across stakeholders. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states and districts an opportunity to strengthen the quality of teaching and...

In an effort to address the need for assessment-literate educators in a positive way, the National Task Force on Assessment Education was launched in October 2015. The Task Force is comprised of three advisors and 24 educators from 17 states, including pre-service and in-service educators, assessment experts and thought leaders....

Every educator, from federal, state, district, and school leaders, to classroom teachers and parents, plays an important part in creating assessment systems that support student learning. Principals provide leadership, and in collaboration with teachers, can powerfully impact the assessment environment in their schools. In a recent blog post, we shared...

Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools have had the autonomy to balance annual assessments with assessments that provide regular, actionable feedback on each student’s growth, regardless of where he or she begins the school year. This new flexibility requires a balanced approach to using assessments...