Quality Performance Assessment
Many districts and schools today are far too driven by high-stakes standardized testing, often to the detriment of our ever-diversifying student population. As opposed to standardized tests, which mostly assess lower order cognitive skills and knowledge, performance assessments allow all students to demonstrate what they know and can do through real-world application.
CCE's Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) is new generation of processes and tools that leverage assessment as an essential tool of equitable learning and teaching. The QPA framework guides educators in creating meaningful and complex learning experiences in the classroom, preparing graduates for college, career, and beyond.
Quality Performance Assessment takes educators through the process of creating valid and reliable performance tasks—multi-step assignments with clear criteria, expectations, and processes which measure how well a student transfers and applies knowledge and complex skills to create or refine an original product and/or solution.
Addressing achievement gaps and promoting equity in education.
The QPA assessment model is culturally sensitive, allowing more than one way for students to respond to intellectual challenges, and respecting differences in backgrounds and learning styles. With no single right answer, students have greater opportunity to demonstrate their progress.
Supporting educators and promoting collaboration.
Teachers sit at the crossroads of curriculum design, instruction and assessment. The QPA process creates a collective understanding of assessment goals, of quality standards, and of desired outcomes. The process establishes a level of empowerment and trust in educators to develop assessments that are sensitive to all students’ needs.
Accurately and reliably measuring student performance.
With agreed-upon learning goals in place, teachers begin to create and implement assessments that are accompanied by clear criteria, expectations and processes.
How We Can Support You
CCE team members work with schools, districts, and state departments of education to help educators learn and customize the QPA process, design common practices, and establish shared accountability for results. We offer a range of services, including workshops, institutes, coaching sessions, leadership training, and online learning modules, which can be customized to meet your specific needs.
|Performance Assessment Design||Capstone and Portfolio Design||Assessment Mapping|
|Rubric System Design and Alignment||Calibration and Anchor Selection||Community of Practice Development|
|Vision of a Graduate||Competency Design||Policy Advisory|