Real-World Assessments, Personalized Learning
It’s time to make 21st century learning the standard in all classrooms. Performance assessments are associated with increases in teachers’ expectations and student achievement; automated scoring provides near-instant feedback that helps students to target their efforts and teachers to plan appropriate lessons.
Current Research Project
Assessment as a Learning Tool
The Center is exploring ways to provide students with immediate, continuous feedback on their writing, reading, and math performance during instruction. For example, our researchers are currently working with a school district in Georgia to develop scenario-based performance tasks that integrate standards from multiple content areas, such as math and social studies, and can be scored automatically.
How do can we create innovative assessments that also meet the criteria for quality, new standards, give educators actionable insights—and don’t put an undo burden on states? .. Read More
“If you give kids a tool and don’t show them how to effectively use it, then it’s not going to make much of a difference. Why would people think that just putting a computer in front of a kid is going to change that?”.. Read More
Science simulations can help do what no multiple choice item can, that is allow students to develop their own experiments and observations in order to provide a response... Read More