Performance Assessment: Fostering the Learning of Teachers and Students

Against a backdrop of the opportunities provided by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the challenges posed for education by the new federal administration, this issue of Voices in Urban Education (VUE) proposes performance assessment as a personalized and rigorous alternative to standardized testing. Performance assessment provides an opportunity for educators in public schools and districts to more equitably meet the needs of students through the use of more relevant, engaging curriculum and instruction. This VUE issue was planned and produced as a partnership between the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Center for Collaborative Education.