In this video Marie distinguishes assessments from standardized testing, and connects assessments to unit planning and student performance. Here we look at the tight alignment between assessments and tangible student products or observable outcomes, and identify assessments as high quality feedback to improve student learning.
The purpose of contemporary education has evolved from identifying students with particular skills for jobs, to cultivating favorable conditions for all students to develop their talents and reach their potential. It follows then that assessment must evolve also. Contemporary assessments provide feedback with the goal of improving student performance against targets and standards which are authentic and prepare students for a future of unknown possibilities.
Assessment Connection to Activities