Exploring Next Gen Assessment
Are you trying to break free from the grip that assessment for accountability has on your classroom practice? Are you interested in finding examples of assessment practices that are designed for learning? Would you like a better grasp of more broadly defined competencies for student success, and how to actually measure student learning beyond subject-matter content knowledge? You'll find resources addressing all this and more right here, so go ahead and indulge your curiosity to learn what 'next gen assessment' is, what it looks like, and how to make assessment an authentic component of the learning process.
Resources on Exploring Next Gen Assessment
- Higher Ed
- McREL, October 2015. Bryan Goodwin and co-authors from Measured Progress propose a new, more balanced formula for assessment based on curriculum-embedded performance assessments, which better support the deeper learning expected of students today.
- Douglas Ready, Columbia University, December 2014. Research findings from two years of implementation on the NWEA MAP assessment
- The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, Nov 2014. Grades and attendance matter more than test scores, race, poverty, or other background characteristics for later academic success.
- David Conley, 2014, Students at the Center. Policymakers should embrace the use of of multiple measures that, in combination, provide much deeper and more useful information about students’ readiness to succeed after high school.
- by Neil Heffernan & Cristina Heffernan, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education December 2014, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 470-497
- Report produced by Getting Smart with support from Asia Society, ConnectEd, Envision Learning Partners & New Tech Network
- This toolkit from NGLC and iNACOL is for K-12 district, charter, and school leaders to use in the very early stages of conceptualizing and designing a next gen learning program, initiative, or school
Exploring Next Gen Assessment Grant Recipients
K-12 Breakthrough Models
School District of Philadelphia partnership, network approach to learning
Teachers and students help design tech tools used in the school's blended model
A flipped school model where students self-direct their own learning
Incorporating social-emotional learning and project-based learning into blended learning
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K-12 Tech Innovation
CoMPASS-Physics, a tech-rich interactive learning environment
- Grant Opportunities
- Assessment for Learning Project
- Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools
- Center for Collaborative Education, Massachusetts
- CityBridge Education, Washington, D.C.
- LEAP Innovations, Chicago, Ill.
- New England Secondary School Consortium
- New Schools for New Orleans
- Rogers Family Foundation, Oakland, Calif.
- The Colorado Coalition
- Funding Framework
- Grant Recipients
- Grant Opportunities