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.
Even though technology has provided educators with a wealth of new tools to instruct and assess students, it is ultimately up to teachers to integrate the information gleaned from these resources into instructional practices that will improve student outcomes. .. Read More
Yesterday, the President’s 2016 budget request was unveiled with significant budget increases in many K12 programs. Under his plan, ESEA programs would receive an 11.8% increase (+$2.7 billion)... Read More