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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
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.
Last week, we held our 7th annual Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute. Together with participants, we have gleaned a list of the Top Ten Takeaways for collaborating with colleagues to create more student-centered, complex, and authentic learning experiences.
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.
Put down the laptop and keyboard - and pick up a pencil! Encouraging students to pick up a pen and write—even if the handwriting is messy-- instead of a keyboard may be a simple yet effective strategy that can assist a struggling student
Guest writer Barnett Berry, CEO & Partner at the Center for Teaching Quality, talks about an emerging opportunity for competency-based professional learning—micro-credentials—and how micro-credentials can support practitioners to ramp up their performance assessment skills with efficiency and rigor.
Increasing culturally responsive teaching in math and science is as necessary as improving access to courses and qualified teachers in those subject areas—to support the academic success of African American and Latino students.