Re-Thinking Assessment: Principles for Enabling Student Agency in Learning

Thursday, June 29, 2017: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lone Star Ballroom - Salon B (JW Marriott Austin)
Handouts
  • PRINCIPLES FOR ASSESSMENT DESIGN AND USE TO SUPPORT STUDENT AUTONOMY_NCSA.pdf (204.9 kB)
  • Content Strands:
    1. Innovative Solutions to Assessment and Accountability
    2. Balanced Assessment Systems
    SUMMARY:
    As states adopt broadened definitions of success to set forth a clear picture of the skills and abilities their students will need in college, career, and life, most are incorporating the notion of student agency or autonomy as essential. What, then, will be the role of assessment in actually supporting the development of student agency over time and in different contexts? This session places agency in the context of principles for the design and use of assessment. The principles are intended as a step toward changing assessment practice to support agency and autonomy in learning and to safeguard the opportunity for all our students to develop these essential skills. Participants will consider ideas about student agency and assessment, locate their own work in relation to the principles for assessment, and provide feedback to ensure that a range of perspectives are reflected in the principles as they continue to evolve.
    Presenter:
    Discussant:
    Moderator:
    See more of: 60 Minute Symposium