TC2 - 12 New Resources for Assessment during Remote Learning
April 29th, 2020
Dear TC² Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
Last week I had mentioned that we were hearing that assessment is on many people’s minds. Districts are taking different approaches to expectations around assessment and evaluation and have been asking for our advice and support. How do we ensure the principles of effective assessment continue to guide online learning? How do we focus our assessment on the most important competencies we want our students to develop? How do we differentiate our assessments to attempt to address issues of equity that are arising?
Although many challenges remain and some teachers, students, and families are still grappling with the barriers and inequities that are surfacing, we’re also hearing some wonderful stories of innovation, perseverance, and leadership. I’ve had the privilege of joining some administrators on virtual classroom visits where they have shared teacher efforts to connect with, engage, and provide meaningful feedback to students.
It’s exciting to see principals beginning to be able to shift their focus a little from the demands of getting remote learning up and running to supporting teachers in their quest for providing powerful learning opportunities. Administrators are definitely learning with and from teachers and it’s wonderful to work with them and help them consider how they might best support teachers who are clearly in a learning mode themselves right now. If you’d like to connect about how we might help with supporting leaders’ thinking or hear about what other districts are doing, please feel free to send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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