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ERIC Number: ED558794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-8
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
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Make Assessment Matter: Students and Educators Want Tests That Support Learning
Northwest Evaluation Association
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) released the first comprehensive study of assessment perceptions in 2012 that surveyed parents, teachers, and district administrators. In the intervening years, the landscape has shifted dramatically; indeed, it continues to shift every day. With new standards, accountability assessments, and ways of evaluating the impact of teachers on student achievement, NWEA wanted to gauge student awareness of the changes, and understand what value--if any--they perceive in educational testing. In 2014, with the release of this second study, a special urgency was to to add the student voice to this dialogue. Students' candor and sophistication in parsing educational activities are among the most notable findings in the survey. NWEA learned that there is an urgency felt on the part of students, teachers, and district administrators to emphasize assessment for learning rather than for accountability. [NWEA acknowledges the cooperation of Grunwald Associates LLC in conducting the research for this report. For the 2012 report: "For Every Child, Multiple Measures: What Parents and Educators Want from K-12 Assessments," see ED529277.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Northwest Evaluation Association