The purpose of the Assessment Workshop is to help educators improve assessment practices. We cover some assessment basics but aim to go deeper on key concepts, including many that are often misunderstood and overlooked.
We support educators through:
Nine-lesson video series available to educators free of charge.
Lessons are accompanied by research and other resources.
Note taking template and facilitator guides.
Customized solutions for your assessment-related challenges.
The latest posts featuring explainers
and site announcements.
- Measures of Student Academic Growth: More Problems than Many RealizeA student’s test score is only meaningful in relation to something else – 1) information on the performance of a particular group of students, 2) some pre-established standard of performance, 3) a test score reflecting previous performance of the student, or 4) a prediction of performance based on previous testing.…
- Focusing More on Learning and Less on Test ScoresUndue focus on test scores (and grades) can lead to practices that actually inhibit student learning. This is not a new problem, but in the age of high stakes testing, the problem has been exacerbated. (I’m talking about the age of compliance agreements under IASA and the implementation of NCLB,…
- Measurement ErrorIntroduction In this post, we discuss how a test score is an imperfect estimate of a student’s ability. Then we look at how test results include information on standard errors and provide confidence bands. Components of test score variance are then described. And the relationship between measurement error and reliability…
- We Want YOU to Improve Your Assessment Practices (And Get Professional Learning Credits)Are you a K-12 classroom teacher? We want you to improve your assessment practices through our free course. You’ll have access to: nine video lessons that go deep on key assessment topics, research and resources to extend your learning, and activities to test and deepen your understanding. Individuals who complete…