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!


Stiggins, Arter and Chappius – Classroom Assessment for Student Learning

Black and William – 1998


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