Assessment Learning Institute 2021
Join us as we reexamine assessment practices to support learning—right now and into the future. Educators often experience a disconnect between classroom assessment designed…
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.
If our skillful use of assessment is the lever to support all children to become capable learners, then what are the assessment capabilities our practicing teachers must have from day one? Research colleagues, Jill Willis, Bronwen Cowie, Christine Harris, and Chris DeLuca are interrogating the approaches to assessment capability in four countries—Australia, Canada, New Zeeland, United Kingdom— from the perspective of preservice teachers. They have identified how each country both differs and is similar in policy; they also have described four assessment capabilities they think are important. This special ALN session will feature an introspective look at the differences in assessment cultures across four countries to propose four shared assessment capabilities worth developing among our teachers.
Questions Framing this Session