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.
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.
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.
Continue Reading Parts 1, 2, & 3: