Both teachers and students will benefit when we make the shift to authentic professional development. Micro-credentials offer an opportunity to recognize and celebrate what teachers are learning, and encourages them to transfer their learning to their students.
A district leader from Henry County Schools in Georgia shares her experiences from the 2017 QPA Summer Institute, and how her and her team have embedded QPA protocols in their assessment design work over the past year.
QPA's Rapid Prototyping Process helps teachers produce performance assessments when time is precious, but it can also help students and the community get in on the performance assessment design process.
To help build a more comprehensive system for measuring school quality that goes beyond test scores, the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Educational Assessment asked people who had a close-up view of what happens day-to-day in schools – teachers, principals, district administrators, family members, and students – what made a good school.
I propose something radical, in the wake of March for Our Lives and the robust political debate about how to make our schools and communities safer. I propose that we – we educators in particular - arm our students, not with guns, but with an incisive ability to reason.
The spark generated by performance assessments is catching at every grade level at Lincoln Elementary. If you want to see the true power of innovative assessments, simply talk to the folks who are in the thick of it, our students and teachers.
Vermont’s system of support presumes that all educators come from different places and learn in different ways, and that the most powerful learning happens in collaboration.