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The ESSA Innovative Assessment Pilot & the Impact for Schools

In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in the United States as a replacement for No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The purpose of the ESSA is stated as follows: “to provide all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.” […]

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Assessing Critical Thinking Skills for 21st-Century Learning

Critical thinking skills are some of the most highly sought-after skills in the business world and with good reason. Individuals with critical thinking skills can take in data and information and analyze it quickly to make informed decisions on the spot. Critical thinkers are also excellent problem solvers who may come up with innovative and […]

What Are Outcomes-based Assessments (and how can you implement them)?

Developing high-quality assessments that measure intended learning outcomes is an important but challenging part of the learning process. Educators may utilize formative and summative assessments throughout the learning process to help gauge what students know and can do. For educators, it is important to balance assessment types and continually use assessments for learning to determine […]

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5 Creative Ways to Assess Student Learning

Assessment is a critical part of the learning process for both educators and students. Through well-planned and delivered assessments teachers can get a complete picture of what a student can and cannot do. With technological advances in online testing platforms and assessment, teachers have access to large data sets that can pinpoint growth and achievement […]

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Implementing Digital Assessment in the Classroom: 3 Key Strategies

The journey towards integrating digital assessments into the classroom setting is often perceived as an overwhelming task by teachers and, especially, students. You might be wondering how you can leverage the benefits of this digital and interconnected era to create a successful environment for digital assessments in your classroom. If this question has been troubling […]

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