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From all of us at AssessmentLiteracy.org and the National Task Force on Assessment Education, we’d like to extend a heartfelt Happy Holidays to all of our readers. 2017 was a great year for us and we have an even busier and more exciting 2018 lined up so we hope you come...

Formative assessment, the integration of assessment with instruction or “assessment for learning,” has the potential to yield substantial learning gains (Black & Wiliam, 1998). Researchers often summarize the impact of programs and practices in terms of an effect size that measures the difference between the treatment and control groups. In this case,...

I teach assessment literacy in a graduate program (Masters of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices) designed specifically for classroom teachers to gain assessment knowledge and performance skills. It sounds pretty straight forward. The learning outcomes (also known as learning targets or goals) are clear–or at least I think they are!...

As practicing classroom teachers, we discuss differentiating instruction to meet the needs of each unique learner, but when was the last time you had a conversation about differentiating assessment? Stop. Think for a minute about that concept. What does differentiating assessment mean for you and for your students? The concept came...