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.
Infographic: Why the way we assess students needs to change, and how that new way might look... Read More
Scoring essays on standardized tests accurately is challenging. They are scored by people who have to be carefully screened and trained. These people, called scorers, are trained to judge essays against a set of criteria—or a rubric. The training is both time-consuming and expensive... Read More