Tips for implementing an assessment solution

Rolling out a district wide assessment solution is no small task. Williamson County Schools in Middle Tennessee has gone through the process multiple times with previous vendors over the years, so we’ve learned the hard way on what to do and what not to do.

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3 tips for choosing an assessment solution

Williamson County Schools in Middle Tennessee recently identified a need for an assessment platform. A simple search online or even a stroll through the vendor hall at a conference will reveal there are so many options that it can be overwhelming!

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Formative assessment: The keys to success

In any process that occurs over a long period of time, it is common to measure progress at multiple points rather than waiting until the end. Importantly, doing so allows us to inform our next steps and redirect our efforts and resources to elements that need attention.

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Top 8 things you need to know about assessment

Building quality assessments can be challenging due to the variety of factors involved in the process. And, because assessments are essential in so many student-focused decisions, it’s important to get them right.

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Response to intervention – The key to a deeper understanding

Recently I left the doctor’s office with the diagnosis of anemia and prescription for iron supplements. My doctor wished me well and said, “See you next year!” I paused, a bit bewildered that he didn’t want to run any follow-up tests, and asked, “Well, don’t you want to see if the supplements are working?”

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How do you interpret mountains of student assessment data?

St. Mary’s County Public Schools had a mountain of student assessment data that they wanted to use more effectively to influence instruction but the daunting task of managing and analyzing all of the data seemed impossible.

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ESSA and the future of performance task assessments

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has opened the door for many developments and innovations in the way we assess students and educators, and, as we get closer to the start of ESSA implementation during the 2017-18 school year, more and more changes will be revealed.

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Numerical value: How meaningful data can improve student achievement

As a math major, I see the beauty in numbers, and, as a teacher, I see the beauty of children. But, as an assistant principal, I see how numbers can paint an illuminating picture for children and how that picture can make all the difference in the world.

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