This article looks at the work being done by The Assessment for Learning Project to recognize assessment as a positive part of the learning process. The initiative, which has awarded grants to 17 teams of education leaders at the school, district and state levels; advocates assessment systems that empower students, lead to greater equity and deepen students’ skillsets by virtue of their design. The article discusses one grantees work to implement student-led assessment in their district, through daily reflections on learning, student-led conferences, and capstone projects.
School leaders and educators might read this article to spark a discussion or spend time reviewing the Explore section of the Assessment for Learning Project to read examples of student-centered assessments in action at grantee sites.
Source Organization: Hechinger Report