Let’s face it: “assessment” has become a bit of a jumbled mess in education. Good intentions, not-so-good outcomes. Educators are particularly frustrated with the amount of testing kids experience—and how little value it provides to teachers and students.
But we have some good news: district leaders can reclaim assessment as a tool for improving teaching and learning. This report provides a step-by-step process that has helped our partner districts:
- Return five days of instructional time
- Gain up to 47 more days of high-quality content
- Increase assessments that meet rigorous quality criteria from 18% to 94%
- Shift from evaluation to useful data for teachers