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Assessment for Equity. Assessment for Agency.

Assessment for Learning.

What You Will Learn

Assessment for Learning is an interrelated set of practices, processes, and enabling conditions that have the power to:

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Assessment for Learning is not a means for categorizing tools or instruments. Instead, it's an approach that makes assessment integral to learning and teaching.

What does Assessment for Learning look like? What does it mean?

Here are a few highlights from schools, districts, and organizations that have been tackling the question for the past few years as part of the Assessment for Learning Project - and who will be at the conference to learn along with you.

How can assessment empower students to pursue their dreams?

Districts and schools in the California Performance Assessment Collaborative are using portfolio defenses and capstone projects to build assessment systems driven by student goals rather than standardized tests.

How can we assess deeper learning skills like critical thinking and problem solving?

Educators at Two Rivers Public Charter School have created a system of performance tasks and rubrics aligned to "thinking routines" for effective reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving. The tools help teachers integrate these complex skills into curriculum and instruction, and make it possible to assess and give meaningful feedback to students on them.

How can assessment expand access to STEM careers?

Educators in Escondido Union High School District have partnered with practicing scientists to build badges that make it possible for students to earn college credit through lab work and internships during high school

How can assessment help put teachers in charge of their own learning?

The Center for Collaborative Education has developed micro-credentials that allow teachers to learn performance assessment by doing it themselves, and to get professional development credits through self-directed learning.

How can assessment honor diverse cultures and identities?

The Office of Hawaiian Education partners with communities across the state to help schools use culturally responsive learning outcomes to strengthen a sense of belonging, responsibility, excellence, aloha, total well being, and Hawai‘i for all learners.

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