Assessment is a Bad Word?
Many teachers in many districts have the same reaction to the word assessment. Mention it, and you could very well elicit a visual cringe. That’s interesting. The most oft cited criticism of assessment is that we don’t have time for it. I don’t really get that. I can’t say it any better than Grant Wiggins […]
Can Standardized Test Data be Formative?
Very often we refer to state standardized testing data as summative. It is used to determine if a student, and an institution, meet AYP. We apply the data, much as the somewhat tired analogy goes, as a learning autopsy. We identify problems and areas of health, and perhaps even the cause of learning death, but […]