Consensus Criteria for a System of High-Quality Student Assessment

Thursday, June 20, 2013: 1:35 PM-2:30 PM
Chesapeake D-E (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
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  1. Transitioning assessment systems
ABSTRACT:
No single assessment can evaluate all of the kinds of learning we value for students; nor can a single instrument meet all of the goals held by parents, practitioners, and policymakers. It is important therefore to envision a coordinated system of assessment, in which different tools are used for different purposes -- for example, formative and summative, diagnostic vs. large-scale reporting. Within such systems, however, all assessments should faithfully represent the Standards and all should model good teaching and learning practice. This session will present a newly-emerged, national, consensus set of five major features that defines the elements of assessment systems than can fully measure the Common Core State Standards and support the evaluation of deeper learning.
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