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A Conversation on “Assessing the Assessments: K-12 Measurement and Accountability in the 21st Century.”


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Announcing a new effort to launch a conversation on assessment and accountability between scholars and school officials: From mid-March through mid-April, a partnership between the Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia University and the National Superintendents Roundtable will facilitate a blog in Education Week on “Assessing the Assessments.”

Read the blog here.

Blog Contributors
The agenda of topics and list of confirmed contributors is available here.

Moderated by AERI’s Madhabi Chatterji and the Roundtable’s James Harvey, the blog will explore validity issues in assessment, the “black box” of the Common Core, challenges involved in measuring achievement status versus achievement growth, assessment of education versus assessment for education, along with a variety of topics involving international assessment.

For over a month, several expert scholars on measurement, accountability, and assessment will provide thoughtful observations on these issues, accompanied by commentary and responses from expert front-line K-12 leaders. It is hoped that members of the assessment community and teachers, principals, parents, and administrators will add their thoughts and insights to the blog as it develops.

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