Moving Beyond the Letter Grade: Assessment Strategies for the 21st Century

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The use of proficiency scales is a practice that is gaining traction in public schools across the country to provide formative feedback to students as they strive for mastery of the standards. A few of the barriers to this form of assessment and evaluation include the high-stakes model that K-12 schools are held to by federal and state government agencies, a resistance to change, and a lack of understanding about the true purpose of assessment and evaluation. Relying on standardized measures as a sole indicator of learning and development is problematic for a number of reasons, but one of the main limitations is the absence of measures that capture important skills (such as habits of mind), higher-level thinking, and project-based learning). Join Amanda Cramer and Carla Marchant from the Alabama State Department of Education as they share the new proficiency scales adopted by the state of Alabama to support learning and assessment in science.   

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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