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How Building and Using Assessments for Learning Support the Entire Education System

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May 10, 2018 11:06 am

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Capitol City Charter School in Washington, D.C. (photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for the Alliance for Excellent Education)

It was a difficult case, but one I am sure school district leaders across the country know all too well. Despite the best efforts of its staff, one specific demographically diverse middle school—full of bright, spirited adolescents—struggled to meet expectations on its state summative assessments. And I, a district instructional specialist, was tasked with turning this around.

As a former classroom teacher, I remembered the extensive support I received in building and using formative assessments in my classroom, and the difference they made in my own practice and on student learning.

I embraced the task at hand and worked with the middle school’s principal and leadership team to help their educators better understand how the approach to assessing for learning could work as a key school improvement strategy.

Read this full post on CenterPoint Education Solutions blog.

Photo by of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.

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Assessments, Deeper Learning

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