Assessment Overview

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National Assessment Governing Board

The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan organization that oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as The Nation's Report Card. You will find…  learn more

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Self-Assessment: Reflections from Students and Teachers

What is student-centered student self-assessment? No, it's not the students grading their own tests and giving everyone A's. What does it look like in the classroom? Do students…  learn more

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What Is Assessment?

Assessment involves the use of empirical data on student learning to refine programs and improve student learning. This article from Westminster College looks at the different definitions of…  learn more

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Why is Assessment Important?

Louise Yarnall of SRI International answers the question of why assessment is important in education. Assessment is more than just recalling facts and dates, but ensuring the ability…  learn more

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Education Week: Assessment

Standardized testing. Formative assessment. Competency-based learning. Report cards. Explore EdWeek’s full coverage of student testing  learn more

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The Nation's Report Card

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, first administered in 1969, is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation's students know and can do in…  learn more