As leaders reevaluate their assessments, we believe they should be grounded in the mindset: As few as possible. As formative as possible.Read More
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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
The Common Core’s emphasis on text complexity prompted us to change how we think about ELA data analysis, allowing us—and our partners—to draw stronger inferences about what students need next for instruction.Read More
If you had told me in high school that I would one day be creating tests, I would have laughed in your face. Because, in my world, tests were things to be feared, dreaded, avoided if possible. Let’s be honest: I hated tests.
My journey from assessment-phobe to director of ELA assessments at ANet involved traumas, triumphs, and learning about the true value of assessments.Read More