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WestEd Senior Professional Learning Specialist Barbara Jones is quoted in this EdSource article examining how teachers are assessing their students during distance learning. California teachers are implementing different strategies and tools to gauge their students’ understanding. This includes the application of formative assessment practices to collect evidence of student learning that can be used to […]
To support district and school leaders in developing comprehensive and balanced assessment systems, WestEd experts Jessica Arnold and Chelsea Talakoub developed guidance describing how a comprehensive and balanced assessment system requires leaders who can articulate and implement practices that encourage assessment to be used as a tool for improving student learning. The brief provides suggestions […]
WestEd researchers Tran Keys and Sylvia Kwon have published a report on the impact of an initiative focused on developing and using performance tasks as part of science learning. The Performance Task Development Project (PTDP) worked with the Los Angeles County Office of Education to provide professional learning opportunities to teachers focused on developing performance […]