Assessment! Why it Matters

Posted on January 7, 2013. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core | Tags: |


 

Assessment matters.  We know that.  But did you know that “The effect of assessment for learning on student achievement is some FOUR TO FIVE TIMES GREATER than the effect of reduced class size!… “While all students show achievement” Guess who showed the largest gains…. “THE Lowest Achievers!”  ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

Student progress because of formative assessment is “AMONGST THE LARGEST EVER REPORTED FOR EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS!” (Black and William, 1998).

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? How will it guide what you do this new year. We can’t just teach the CCSS Math Standards, WE MUST ASSESS ALL ALONG The WAY!

References:

Stiggins, Arter and Chappius – Classroom Assessment for Student Learning

Black and William – 1998

Make a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: