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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.
Welcome to our QPA Intern blog series! Through participating as community member panelists during student portfolio presentations, our summer interns were given a glimpse into how Muñiz Academy and The Green School incorporate Quality Performance Assessment into their student learning.
Guest blogger Jeanne Sturges from Souhegan High School writes about two recent STEM projects that build bridges to the community and globe.
Guest writer Barnett Berry, CEO & Partner at the Center for Teaching Quality, talks about an emerging opportunity for competency-based professional learning—micro-credentials—and how micro-credentials can support practitioners to ramp up their performance assessment skills with efficiency and rigor.
Guest writer Staurt Kahl, co-founder of Measured Progress, calls for a rethinking of assessment practices for our students--and discusses how schools can effectively use curriculum-embedded performance assessment in a balanced assessment system.
Under ESSA, seven states will be able to pilot new systems of assessment and accountability that, if designed well, have the potential to support strong, teacher-led practices that integrate teaching, learning, and assessment. To achieve this outcome, districts will need to invest in their teaching staff, support purposeful inquiry to create cultures of growth, and think creatively about traditional barriers.