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In August, Gary went out to Salem to hold a professional learning institute to assist the Oregon Department of Education in building educator capacity to pilot validated, high quality performance assessments in the classrooms. He writes about the experience and marvels at how quickly and unexpectedly we can find ourselves in the position to do great work in education
Gary reflects on a recent visit to The Parker School in Devens and their approach to assessment--giving students many shots at demonstrating a standard rather than linking everything to one assessment event.
How do district and school leaders start the conversation about performance assessments with their colleagues, with students, with parents, with school boards? How do you change a practice that also requires a change in culture? Read on to hear some advice from our annual Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute.
CCE's Performance Assessment Micro-credential pilot launched in Rhode Island in late June. Read a recap of the event and see how teachers are thinking about designing and implementing assessments for learning in their classrooms.
Gary provides a brief summary of Chugach School District: A Personalized, Performance-Based System by Christ Sturgis, highlighting the Alaskan district as an extraordinary example for other school districts across the country to follow.
The New York Public Library has made available a collection of 20,000 historical maps for public use. Collections like this are rich, authentic source material for the creation of meaningful, real-world instruction and performance assessments.
Gary talks about one of CCE's favorite norms: Assuming Best Intentions. If you assume best intentions, the quality of the conversation as a whole will rise. The focus will be on the merits of the work and its mission.