What are some of the ways we can make assessment more human? We support Monty’s idea that teacher driven assessments can provide a valuable counterpoint to infrequent standardized testing — in fact that’s what our software is designed to support. Very thoughtful article — worth a read!
Across the nation, a rebellion is brewing against testing overuse and misuse. But just saying “no” isn’t enough. In fact, high-quality feedback from assessment is vital to teaching and learning. Students, teachers and parents need to know whether kids are making progress. Communities and taxpayers deserve to know if schools are serving children well and children are succeeding. To win change, activists must offer proposals for better assessment systems coupled with demands to end harmful practices.