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How to Design a 21st Century Assessment

Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets.

Individual Leadership Action Tool

Self-assessment survey for team, building, or central office leader about assessment knowledge and practice.

Inside the Black Box – Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment by Paul Black and Dylan William

This is the seminal article that started the focus on formative assessment, demonstrating the power and promise of the use of such practices.

Interview Question 1–James Pellegrino (10/10/17)

James Pellegrino shares what people seem to know and  have learned about science.

Interview Question 1–James Pellegrino (12/16/16)

People, depending on the use, define educational assessment in a number of ways. James Pellegrino explains how this leads to confusion about the real meaning of assessment. 

Interview Question 1–Jim Gullen (3/2/18)

Jim Gullen emphasizes it is not only important to look at students meeting objectives, but to also look at how they meet objectives.

Interview Question 1–Margaret Heritage (2/13/17)

Margaret Heritage defines formative assessment.

Interview Question 1–Margaret Heritage (5/8/18)

Margaret Heritage explains the connections between the use of Assessment for Learning and formative assessment and the use of Assessment of Learning and summative assessment.

Interview Question 1–Marianne Perie (12/15/17)

Marianne Perie describes interim assessments.

Interview Question 1–Susan Brookhart (5/9/17)

Susan Brookhart says there isn't a learning process without assessment. 

Interview Question 2–James Pellegrino (10/10/17)

James Pellegrino shares what people seem to know about the teaching of science.

Interview Question 2–James Pellegrino (12/16/16)

James Pellegrino shares concerns that our need to test does not lead to high quality assessment. Knowing what we want to learn and how we use the information is important in the development of the assessment.