Digital Literacy Assessment Footprints in Early Childhood
Digital Literacy Assessment Footprints in Early Childhood | In this blog post from the NCTE Standing Committee on Assessment, Becky McCraw shares two observation tools that can be used by educators to determine the digital skills that young children possess prior to assessing literacy skills in digital environments.
Literacy Assessment Principles and Practices: Avenues for Helping Literacy Learners
Literacy Assessment Principles and Practices: Avenues for Helping Literacy Learners | Members Scott Filkins, Becky McCraw, and Kathleen Blake Yancey share principles and practices that can help create quality literacy assessments.
Recap: Teachers as Assessment Leaders in Literacy
Recap: Teachers as Assessment Leaders in Literacy | During the Teachers as Assessment Leaders in Literacy roundtables at #NCTE18, attendees, who came from a variety of settings K-college, shared classroom strategies for using assessment to promote literacy learning.
Getting Serious about Classroom Assessment
Getting Serious about Classroom Assessment | If we are going to permanently change the conversation around classroom assessment practices and beliefs, then we need to get serious about adopting practices that include students in their own learning and that are easily and convincingly communicated to all stakeholders, especially the families of our students.
Going Public with Assessment: A Community Practice Approach by Kathryn Mitchell Pierce and Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis provides classroom vignettes, strategies, and resources for “going public” with literacy assessment through teacher collaboration with colleagues, with families, and with the community.
Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction
In order for formative assessment to have an impact on instruction and student learning, teachers must be involved every step of the way and have the flexibility to make decisions throughout the assessment process. Read the full position statement, Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction.
Shifting the Focus from Testing to Assessment and Why That Matters
Shifting the Focus from Testing to Assessment and Why That Matters | The NCTE Standing Committee on Literacy Assessment has started a new blog series to provide readers with practical, evidence-based strategies for shifting the conversation from testing to assessment, and resources to help you in these conversations.