When there is technical quality; teachers are able to assess student mastery and can adjust their instruction accordingly. The components of technical quality form a cycle, with student learning at the center. That is the essence of the QPA Framework which has five components, and can be entered from any point and/or over time, with or without facilitation. It is customizable based on the school or district’s needs, goals, and capacity to design and implement performance tasks as part of their larger assessment systems.
Cultivate professional communities of practice and educator learning within schools and districts.
Create a clear vision and mutual understanding of the knowledge, skills and dispositions students are to acquire.
Adapt or create, and implement, tasks with rubrics.
Score work reliably, then collect and analyze data to develop a set of validated assessments as models, and use the data to improve instruction and assessment.
Commit to and enable a culture of trust and support for assessment work, enabling reflective, collaborative work and moving initiatives forward.