ERIC Number: EJ1132642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Design Principles for New Systems of Assessment
Shepard, Lorrie A.; Penuel, William R.; Davidson, Kristen L.
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n6 p47-52 Mar 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act grants states new flexibility to create more balanced assessment systems with a greater role for formative assessment. Drawing on lessons learned over three decades of research and reform, we argue that state and local leaders should take the lead in designing new assessments guided by two core principles: First, make assessments coherent with rich curriculum and instruction; second, ground this integration of curriculum, instruction, and embedded assessments in equity-focused research on learning.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Formative Evaluation, Test Construction, Alignment (Education), Equal Education, Models, Learning, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Research Utilization, Decision Making, Social Influences, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences
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