Spotlight on Assessment
Computer assessment and standardized testing are in the news with the launch of PARCC (http://parcc.pearson.com). It joins the Common Core as one of education’s controversial topics around the nation. Even districts that have invested heavily in technology are worried if their tech is up to the test. While some districts are having few problems, some are worried if network infrastructure can handle the burden. Additionally, some teachers and parents are boycotting the testing on principle. Could the bigger question be: Has technology been purchased for the right reasons?
For Promethean solutions, and ClassFlow, it’s cloud-based teaching and learning lesson’s environment, assessment is more than one test, and the outcome more certain. For every class and lesson educators can know, through feedback, where each student stands—daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. Now, that’s real time assessment! It is what’s right about education, learning, and understanding achievement.
We know that educators, who know more about every student, are the best-informed classroom leaders. Students deserve that, and parents need to know that. Student data goes far beyond classroom stories to help students know how they learn, and for helping educators understand what works best. That can happen, naturally, every school day, everywhere. Begin a feedback for learning campaign in your school or district, today.