A New Model of Student Assessment for the 21st Century
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This paper details a model to remediate a history of academic underachievement by urban students; significantly improve their chance of graduating; and successfully launch them on to college. The paper challenges long-established practices and provides recommendations for improving secondary education outcomes by rethinking the understanding of academic success and by transforming the structure and tracking of student achievement.
This paper reports on a model that provides important examples of how restructuring current (traditional) instructional and assessment practices can yield more positive outcomes for secondary students.