This paper is part of a suite created by the organization Students at the Center. From the introduction: “Students at the Center synthesizes existing research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning. The papers that launch this project renew attention to the importance of engaging each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for success in college and a career.” This particular paper, Assessing Learning, looks at research related to student-centered assessment across a range of assessments within a full assessment system.
This paper provides good information to support educators’ attainment of assessment literacy. It advocates for educators to use a balanced assessment system with a focus on using formative assessment data to drive instructional decision making.