New Vision For k12 College Oriented Student Assessments

A group of policymakers and educators gathered to build support for a new vision of educational assessment that is more like good instruction itself. A panel of experts outlined a comprehensive system that includes summative and formative tests of higher-order thinking skills. They urged a move toward the development of deeper, more analytical questions and projects that ask students to solve and discuss complex problems. The portrait of assessment was fleshed out in a paper that draws on assessment practices in the United States and abroad

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