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New Poll on Standardized Testing

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on May 18, 2016 9:19:43 AM
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The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) recently released a study on assessment. The report, Make Assessment Work for All Students: Multiple Measures Matter, polled 4,200 educators and found that 83% of teachers think students spend too much time on tests. 

The Journal article includes other findings from the study:

  • 61% of parents said they rarely or never have conversations with teachers about their kids’ assessment results.
  • Most principals and nearly half of superintendents are not familiar with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • 53% of superintendents think ESSA will have a positive impact.
  • Just 32% of principals think ESSA will have a positive impact, and 62% think there will be no impact from ESSA.

Marked_Assesment.pngWhile high-stakes testing is often viewed as a necessary evil, making sure students are learning is a vital part of teaching. That's why Walkabouts includes an assessment component. At a glance, teachers can tell which students understand key concepts and which students need more help.

Interested in learning more about how Walkabouts can help with formative assessment in your classroom?

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