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Gary reflects on a recent visit to The Parker School in Devens and their approach to assessment--giving students many shots at demonstrating a standard rather than linking everything to one assessment event.
How do district and school leaders start the conversation about performance assessments with their colleagues, with students, with parents, with school boards? How do you change a practice that also requires a change in culture? Read on to hear some advice from our annual Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute.
CCE's Performance Assessment Micro-credential pilot launched in Rhode Island in late June. Read a recap of the event and see how teachers are thinking about designing and implementing assessments for learning in their classrooms.
Last week, we held our 7th annual Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute. Together with participants, we have gleaned a list of the Top Ten Takeaways for collaborating with colleagues to create more student-centered, complex, and authentic learning experiences.
Read Part 3 of our QPA Intern series about student portfolios! Inter Alexis observes how portfolios encourage students to learn new ways of assessing themselves, and prepare them to graduate with the tools necessary to reflect and understand their holistic selves.
Read Part 2 of our QPA Intern series about student portfolios! Intern Justin talks about how portfolios and project-based learning goes far beyond standard assessments, recognizing that each student is unique and encouraging his or her individuality.
Read Part 1 of our QPA Intern series about student portfolios! Intern Hanako writes about her experience attending student portfolio presentations at Muñiz Academy, observing that learning is most powerful when it promotes personal connection and proves to be relevant to real world experience.