The Annenberg Institute’s new issue of VUE, Performance Assessment: Fostering the Learning of Teachers and Students proposes an alternative to standardized testing, based on a performance assessment approach, which is personalized and rigorous, and improves teaching and learning – thereby benefiting both students and teachers. Against a backdrop of the opportunities provided by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), performance assessment is an opportunity for public schools and districts to more equitably meet the needs of all students and to use more relevant, engaging curriculum and instruction that prepares students for complex problem-solving and collaboration.
The issue, planned and produced in partnership with the Center for Collaborative Education, features a diverse range of perspectives on performance assessment policy and practice, with voices representing teachers, students, parents, principals, researchers, policymakers, and leaders of teachers unions, nonprofit organizations, school districts, and state education departments. It is intended to educate and inspire practitioners, researchers, and advocates to make performance assessment systems the norm rather than the exception for all students.
For more, see http://vue.annenberginstitute.org/issues/46