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
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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
A thoughtful, balanced assessment strategy is about more than just testing: it’s about creating better experiences for our teachers and students.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
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
In education, we’re obsessed with data. But how much of this data is really useful?Read More
We applaud the administration’s first step to address our nation’s over-testing challenge. Now we need guidance on the kinds of assessments states and districts should prioritize. Without this, the situation we face several years from now could be worse than the one we face today.Read More
At ANet, our guiding principle regarding assessment is that it’s most valuable when it informs instruction. Massachusetts school principal Jean-Marie Kahn speaks for many: “I’m not a huge fan of standardized testing, but I can’t imagine running a school without knowing what my kids know.”Read More