Quality Performance Assessment: Harnessing the Power of Teacher and Student Learning

By Christina Brown and Pascale Mevs
December 18, 2014

Standardized testing is just one form of assessment available to districts and schools. To generate a robust portrait of students’ achievement, policymakers and educators should consider quality performance assessments that measure mastery rather than memorization.
This 2012 report offers a definition for performance assessment and details examples of schools using these systems. The authors provide a framework and essential elements for implementing a performance assessment system, including aligned instruction and professional communities of practice.

Source Organization: The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Center for Collabortative Education, QPA


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