Measuring What Really Matters

This article proposes the improvement of state accountability systems through the use of performance assessments. They conclude that unlike multiple choice tests, performance assessments can thoroughly asses the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards which require demonstration of more complex thinking and reasoning skills. The authors also explore the technical quality, practical, and political issues that may hinder inclusion of performance assessments in state accountability systems and offer recommendation for overall improvement of state systems.

Source Organization: Kappan Magazine

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