May 8, 2018

Ask and assess: Questions that help guide assessment

Once you’ve found a timely, trustworthy assessment with a well-designed learning progression, it’s time to start assessing your students! . . . or is it? Over-testing is a real concern in today’s schools. A typical student may take more than […]
May 1, 2018

Learning progressions: Finding your best assessment (part two)

All educational assessments, from lengthy high-stakes summative exams to quick skill checks, share one thing in common: They provide a measure of student learning—knowledge, skill, attitude, and/or ability—at a specific moment in time. When you string together the results of […]
April 24, 2018

Timely and trustworthy: Finding your best assessment (part one)

Bigger is better . . . isn’t it? When it comes to assessment, this seems to be a common misconception: Some educators mistakenly believe that longer tests are always better measures of student learning. However, that’s just not true. There […]
April 19, 2018

How Renaissance Flow 360 helps create a continuous feedback loop

Teaching is difficult. It’s difficult to pinpoint how students are doing, and it’s even more difficult to recognize which students need additional guidance. Yet perhaps the most difficult aspect of the job is ensuring that you give each student the […]