Best Practices in Data and Assessment

Every month, we share expertise on best practices in standards-based grading, how to streamline assessment systems, and tips to build a culture of meaningful, data-driven decision-making.

Do Common Formative Assessments Even Exist?

Formative assessments impact instruction directly. When teachers use formative instructional practices, they assess students, interpret results,…
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Equitable Grading Practices

More students than ever are failing. In a recent meeting with math leaders, we considered the…
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Number Sense Screeners – Fall 2020 Results

Revised versions of the Universal Screeners for Number Sense (USNS) were released in July 2020 and…
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In Defense of Classroom Assessments

Classroom assessments are closely aligned to instructional programs. They serve a variety of purposes for teachers:…
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Focus on Classroom Assessments

Aligning Classroom Practice with School-wide Systems School-wide systems exist first and foremost to support teachers to…
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racial equity

Using Data for Racial Equity in Schools

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is highlighting injustice and racial discrimination in policing. Some districts…
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