Assessment literacy is essential for those making important decisions about students, educators, and educational systems based on student data. Yet, evidence shows that too few educators understand the fundamental concepts and procedures of educational testing. Even fewer policy-makers, students, and families understand the important role of assessment in helping all students achieve at high levels.
We actively engage state and national leaders in exploring what it means to be assessment literate. And, we continuously develop resources to support assessment knowledge, dispositions, and performance among each education stakeholder group.
Our successful Assessment Learning Network (ALN), supported in part by the Michigan Department of Education, will continue to expand to increase the assessment literacy of representatives of Michigan professional organizations.
Highlights for 2020-21 will include:
We are developing learning opportunities for educators through three levels of course work based on our Assessment Literacy Standards.