Many districts are investing heavily in curriculum to improve teaching and learning. But you’ll only get so far if you only pay attention to curriculum, because assessments can actively work against a good curriculum. ANet helped LDOE grapple with this dilemma.Read More
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Teachers at Allen Parish Schools, in Louisiana, felt harried and frustrated by testing until ANet helped district leaders realize they had a tool to save time and inform their teaching hiding in plain sight—curriculum-embedded assessments.Read More
Hyde Leadership Charter School-Brooklyn showed impressive academic growth for third through fifth-grade students—14% growth in math and 10% growth in ELA—on the 2017-2018 New York State exams.Read More
Refine your assessment strategy: 4 benefits of reducing testing and refocusing on teaching [Infographic]
Despite widespread dissatisfaction with too much testing, district leaders often feel powerless to change their situation. Fortunately, there are actions they can take. Check out this infographic to see the impact our partners made.Read More
Despite widespread dissatisfaction with too much testing, district leaders often feel powerless to change their situation. Fortunately, there are actions they can take. Check out this infographic to get a sense of the process outlined in our new white paper.Read More
We are excited to release our new white paper on refining system-level assessment strategy. You’ll learn the steps of the process and understand some key insights that can help you get the most out of your assessment strategy efforts.Read More
Some of the excellent math and ELA curricula now available include curriculum-embedded assessments. Where do these fit into your assessment strategy? Can they replace the array of assessments you use now?Read More
A thoughtful, balanced assessment strategy is about more than just testing: it’s about creating better experiences for our teachers and students.Read More
There are a lot of reasons school leaders turn to item banks. But several of our school partners have told us that their experience with item banks didn’t live up to their expectations.Read More
There are a lot of assessment providers out there, and they all claim to provide high quality. But how do you really know?Read More
Leaders at George Washington Carver STEM Elementary in Cleveland know that assessments can be as much a planning tool for teachers as they are a measure of student learning.Read More
Formative means assessment for learning—the results help teachers plan instruction to meet their students’ current needs. Summative means assessment of learning—the results are for evaluation or accountability.Read More
Assessment previews are like a map that shows teachers what mastering grade-level standards looks like. Watch this video to hear two instructional leaders describe why they value assessment previews.Read More
As a school leader, you can get so focused on student learning that you overlook your own learning. But the instructional leadership team at MAS Charter School see a direct connection between leader learning and teachers’ and students’ achievement.Read More
Almost everyone in education, especially teachers and school leaders, understands the importance of high-quality interim assessments to guide effective instruction. The problem is: How do you know which ones are best?Read More