Performance assessments were once a hot topic in education. School districts across the nation anticipated that Common Core State Standards national test would resemble a performance assessment. This spur school systems to train all their staff in how to design and implement performance assessments…. Read More ›
Assessments are used to evaluate student learning, skill acquisition, and academic achievement at the conclusion of a defined instructional period.
Educational assessments have been around since the foundation of our educational system. As our K-12 educational policies have evolved over the years, assessments have taken a more prominent role in improving student achievement. During the early part of the 20th… Read More ›
Letter grades are considered the universal standard for reporting student performance. Although this practice is well established in the American public school system, there is some disagreement as to whether letter grades accurately depict academic mastery of grade-level content. Letter… Read More ›
Standardized-test scores are arguably the dominant measure of student achievement in the United States. School districts utilize standardized assessments because it yields quantifiable information (scores and proficiency levels). With this information, teachers and administrators are able to track students’ progress and pinpoint their strengths… Read More ›