Assessment questions that have important implications for teaching, learning

03/13/2014 | eSchool News (free registration)

Educators and policymakers should ask themselves what assessments measure, how they help teachers, how they serve students and parents and how much the assessments cost, according to a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education. "College- and career-ready standards without high-quality assessments aligned to them to advance learning is like peanut butter without jelly," said Bob Wise, AEE president and chairman of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He added that current assessments are not sufficient under the Common Core State Standards.

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