Classroom Application

Students (practicing classroom teachers) in the Advanced Assessment Literacy Specialization – Masters of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices – share their thoughts on the issue of time. Their professor posed these questions: How do you make time for the effective use of formative assessment for learning? Why do you? How can...

Assessment can be used to support learning, as well as validate it. Assessment is a daily ongoing part of teaching, but can also be scheduled to occur at certain critical points during or at the end of the school year. Which type of assessment you choose should match the purpose...

Teachers are well-aware that high-quality assessments are an important part of teaching and learning and that they should be designed to help students know where they are in relation to where they need to go. Students are key decision-makers about their own learning, and it is critical for them to...

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon when addressing his team explained, “The thing I want our guys to understand is the process is fearless. When you want to become outcome-oriented, that's where you can really run into some trouble. If we can just keep our guys focused on the process of...

In our efforts here at AssessmentLiteracy.org to educate people on the need for a balanced assessment approach, one form of assessment often gets overlooked, miss categorized, and/or defined incorrectly. And yet it can be one of the most powerful forms of assessment available to educators, and that’s formative assessment. Assessment in...