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.
Researcher Steve Ferrara discusses the newest ways schools are using technology to assess listening and speaking skills... Read More
Four strands of skills are emphasized that will prepare students for a globalized world in 2040 where they will work in jobs that have yet to be created... Read More
Kimberly O'Malley discusses the pros and cons of extending the school year by 300 hours... Read More