Assessment Resources

Listening to the Data

Listening to the Data

Students are talking to you through their assessments. Are you listening?

Teaching and assessing today’s students is just not the way it used to be. Why? Because the students are not the way they used to be. To be effective educators, we need to consider the students who sit in our ...

Formative and Summative Assessments in the Classroom

Successful middle schools engage students in all aspects of their learning. There are many strategies for accomplishing this. One such strategy is student-led conferences. As a classroom teacher ...
Listening to the Data

What Does Passing Look Like?

A variety of assessment models can leave some students scratching their heads about expectations

"So what IS a passing grade?" That question at a recent team assembly of sixth graders, teachers, and support staff brought the discussion to a complete halt. The inquiry by a young lady with braids, braces, and ...
Formative Assessment: Debunking the Myths

Formative Assessment: Debunking the Myths

AMLE Podcast Series

Formative assessment is a verb, not a noun. A process whereby students and teachers maintain ongoing conversation about learning, formative assessment is key to student achievement. Kate Garrison, manager of ...


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