ASSESSMENT IN THE ERAOF CCSSAUTHENTIC, BALANCED ASSESSMENT
Promoting 21st century success How do we help students develop knowledge and skills to succeed in school and life? Real-world skills Collaboration Problem-solving Decision making Core subjects and 21st century themes Learning and innovation skills Information literacy, media literacy, technology skills College and career readiness-work expectations Communication skills
BALANCED APPROACHAssessment programs are successful when they use abalanced approach, giving educators information frommultiple sources upon which to make instructionaldecisions.
…a well rounded view of whatstudents know and can do. We need different resources that will generate data for informed decision making…to measure student progress toward meeting the standards. Summative tests? Formative assessments?…ensure students are movingtoward mastery of important skillsrequired for college and careerreadiness and success in life.
Formative assessments Incorporated by teachers during instruction to get feedback and adjust teaching Provides critical analysis Uncover opportunities for instructional intervention. Even change the pace of instruction.
Course assessments Link assessment to instruction throughout the school year and provide feedback Interim/benchmark assessments Provide administrators access to student data that can be aggregated or disaggregated Help discover trends and patterns in student performance Identify best practices Allocate more for low assessment areas
Performance assessment New innovative assessments Drive richer assessment Rubrics based on skillsSummative assessments Sum up or describe what has been learned Measure student achievement with reports showing what students can do on specific content standards and skills Show progress Give administrators and teachers tools to compare student growth over time…accountability
Best practices and approaches Authentic learning experiences Performance tasks Uncover deeper levels of student understanding Ability to think through a problem Students demonstrate mastery of specific skills by Performing functions Creating projects Represent application of knowledge Evaluate cognitive skills
Technology-enhanced assessments Instant feedback Efficient Dynamic Tailored to different students Eliminate gaps in individual student learning Track progress Portable records
Extended constructed-response Measure learning outside traditional assessment Writing an essay Answering open-ended questions Writing Writing, producing work, and explaining how they arrived at the answer. Assessments help students improve their essay-writing skills Students must graduate with Ability to write logical arguments Sound reasoning Use relevant evidence
SBAC AND PARCC by 2014 Widespread changes through assessment programs SBAC SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortia PARCC Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers Web-based data collection systems to support both will probably be purchased by districts. TerraNova from McGraw-Hill PearsonAccess (e-Portfolio services from Pearson) Houghton MifflinHarcourt Pinpoint