This blog post explores ways in which assessment can become a lever for equity by shifting its purpose from comparing and sorting students to supporting deeper learning. It features the efforts at Del Lago Academy of Applied Sciences (DLA); a small public high school in Escondido, California; to use assessment in a meaningful way to support student’s learning during 6-week internship programs. As part of this assessment strategy, DLA uses digital badges designed by students to showcase the industry specific content and skills they are learning.
This school’s model will be of interest to educators looking to improve work-based internships and other out-of-school learning experiences and leverage assessment as a tool to support deep learning.
Source Organization: Education Week