National Task Force on Assessment Education

Leaders Transforming Assessment for Learning

Skillfully integrating assessment of all kinds—formative, interim, summative—into teaching is an important part of the education process. But teacher preparation and ongoing professional development hasn’t kept pace with the need for assessment skills and knowledge in the classroom. All education stakeholders need a level of assessment literacy in order to both ask the right questions and make informed decisions for students. Leaders from all levels of education have come together to change the national dialogue on student assessment and assessment practices.

Formative vs Summative Evaluation

What is assessment literacy?

Assessment Literacy

Our Advocacy Point of View

The National Task Force on Assessment Education was convened in 2015 to provide thought leadership on assessment education to support increasing the level of assessment literacy for all stakeholders across the education ecosystem. NWEA brings together classroom teachers, building and district administrators, education leaders at the state and national level, college professors, and leaders in teacher preparation programs and accreditation organizations, united with the singular focus of raising assessment literacy.

Our Work and Priorities

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