Your assessment system will make or break your entire system change efforts.
Under ESSA, states must adopt “challenging” academic standards in reading, math, and science. States are required to use multiple indicators to gauge student, school, and system success. There is a right way and a wrong way to do this.
The Learner First can help SDEs to:
- Work with local stakeholders to devise challenging academic standards that are both nationally and globally relevant and locally responsive.
- Create a comprehensive Authentic Mixed Method Assessment (AMMA) system for the state that allows districts to select the constellation of evidence that is right for them, while providing a broad shared language for state academic standards.
- Provide an innovative, easy-to-use system for tracking student and system success using AMMA for state standards.
- Provide clear and simple results reporting, disaggregated by subgroup.
Student achievement should be a synthesis of multiple pieces of evidence, not multiple indicators left disaggregated. This is the real power and potential behind the intent of ESSA. Not sure how? The Learner First has you covered.