Symposium: Improving the Assessment Literacy of Students, Educators, and Policymakers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Mission Beach AB (Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego)
  • Assessment literacy_Brookhart_CCSSO2015.pdf (102.3 kB)
  • Dangers of Assessment Illiteracy, Stiggins, CCSSO 2015.pptx (93.1 kB)
  • 2015 CCSSO ALS Presentation.pptx (2.2 MB)
  • Handouts
  • MAC Ass't Literacy Standards.pdf (481.6 kB)
  • Administrator Ass't Literacy Paper.pdf (69.6 kB)
  • ALSA-BA 6.15.pdf (126.5 kB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Balanced assessment systems improve student learning
    2. Assessments meet overall assessment goals and ensure technical quality
    Student assessment has become increasingly important to students, teachers, administrators and local and state policymakers (Michigan Assessment Consortium, 2014; Stiggins 2014). Yet, most concerned with school quality have little understanding of matters of assessment quality or their effective use. As a result, required assessments are not used for intended purposes and have little impact on student achievement. New assessments and assessment designs may be mandated with little understanding of their negative consequence. If we are to achieve balance in our assessments—with a primary focus on the assessments that lead to improved student learning and achievement—it is essential that these participants understand the basic principles of sound assessment practice.