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.
As we continue to move towards more complex, time-consuming, and costly assessments that take advantage of rich technologies and require more cognitively demanding responses from students, we believe that incorporating existing and emerging principled design approaches right from the start of the process will help ensure that we are meeting our measurement goals... Read More
To us, it makes sense for those of us who make tests to consult the different groups—including teachers— who will be the ultimate arbiters of validity and take into account their perspectives... Read More