Assessment Learning InstituteAugust 4 - 6, 2020
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In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we address the current circumstances facing our schools in responding to the growing public rejection of racial inequity in American society and call for societal changes that ensure equity of opportunity and safety for Black students and other people of color.
This presentation will consider a set of critical issues related to understanding educational assessment and the potential it has to support (or hinder) teaching and learning. The first part of the presentation will consider the nature of educational assessment including the various contexts in which it is used, the purposes served including formative, summative and program evaluation functions, as well as how these functions can and should relate to each other. The second part of the presentation will consider issues related to federal law, college and career readiness standards, and the nature of high quality assessment. The focus will be on how policy mandates impact the nature of assessment practice and how this interacts with changing conceptions of what is to be assessed such as college and career readiness standards, and the criteria by which we should judge the quality of the assessments that are then put into practice. The third part of the presentation will consider the components of a balanced and comprehensive assessment system and how states and districts can move forward in the design and implementation of such systems.
Overview of Assessment OF and Assessment FOR Learning