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Asessment

The 8 Big Ideas

  • Assessment serves different purposes at different times

  • Assessment must be planned and purposeful

  • Assessment must be balanced and flexible

  • Assessment and instruction are inseparable

  • For assessment to be helpful to students, it must inform in words, not just numerical scores and letter grades

  • Assessment is a collaborative process

  • Performance standards are an essential component of effective assessment

  • Grading and reporting student achievement is a caring, sensitive process that involves professional judgement