Reframing “Rigor”Tuesday, January 17, 2023
This session reframes Rigor from a 4-letter word (more or hard) to ambitious outcomes for ALL students. New Paradigm for Education (NPFE) is operationalizing the…
In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we call for societal changes that:
When implemented effectively, the formative assessment process has the potential to double the rate of student learning (e.g., Wiliam, 2007). While there is increasing agreement on the benefit of the formative assessment process, further clarity is needed on what effective implementation of the formative assessment process looks like in the classroom and how to best support educators as they develop and deepen their practice.
In this ALN session, we will explore the cyclical relationship of planning, practice, and reflection as teachers learn about and implement the formative assessment process. Specifically, we will present intentional approaches to planning for the formative assessment process in the disciplines, the key to deliberate practice to enhance instruction, and approaches to reflection based on individual and collective inquiry. This session will also include practical examples from the classroom and connections to ambitious teaching to support educators in realizing the promise and potential of enhanced student learning outcomes through the enactment of the formative assessment process. Assessment experts and consultants, supplemented with educators and student perspectives, will come together to share key practices and mindsets that enhance teacher learning and promote student ownership. .