The Future of Assessment

I think assessment design is a critical element in producing valid data for my students’ learning.

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Katie White discusses the future of assessment.by Katie White

Katie White is Coordinator of Learning for the North East School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada and an Assessment Associate for Solution Tree. Preview her book, Softening the Edges: Assessment Practice that Honor K-12 Teachers and Learners and follow her on Twitter @KatieWhite426.

The older I get, the more radical about assessment I seem to become. In my earlier years in education, I used to imagine new ways to compute grades and weight assignments—I prided myself on refining the mathematics of assessment.

Later, I began to think about assessment in terms of differentiating between formative and summative assessment and separating behavior from academic scores—I spent time refining my understanding of assessment in relation to grading.

“The future of assessment rests in the hands of those who can advocate for its proper and authentic use.”

These days, I am thinking about assessment as a way to serve…

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