Future of Assessment, Ask the Experts

This is the beginning of a 3-part series, The Future of  Assessment. The next three posts feature three expert perspectives on the future of assessment.

Their individual areas of expertise provide rich perspective and insight into where assessment practices should go in the next few years to maximize learning and to make a positive impact on education.

Educational leaders Katie White, Latoya Dixon, and Coryn Prince each weigh in as guest authors providing priceless thoughts, including:

  • The Future of Assessment and Human Value
  • Future Focused Assessment Practices: Undoing Unintended Consequences of Standardized Assessment
  • The Realities of Testing: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Grading

 

In part 1, Katie White addresses the critical questions related to how assessment is both defined by and defines our values, beliefs, and who we are as humans.

Assessment as a way to serve teaching, learning, and the human beings who are engaged in this complex process.

-Katie White

In part 2, Dr. Latoya Dixon tackles the unintended consequences of standardized assessment by focusing on student autonomy and mastery of learning. She posits the need for changes in public policy to support purposeful assessment.

Assessment must be a meaningful, actionable, experience that leads students to utilizing their personal autonomy to improve and sharpen their skills based on their personal goals and passions.

-Latoya Dixon

In part 3, Coryn Prince narrows in on assessment practice in secondary education. She brings to life the real issues of grading, cheating, efficiency, and relearning.

There is still a need to reflect upon what grades mean and how teachers can maximize effectiveness when measuring student success.

-Coryn Prince

Continue Reading Parts 1, 2, & 3:

  1. The Future of Assessment by Katie White
  2. Future Focused Assessment Practices: Undoing Unintended Consequences of Standardized Assessment by Latoya Dixon
  3. The Realities of Testing: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Grading by Coryn Prince