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Reimagining Assessment
Reimagining Assessment

Educators are rethinking the purposes, forms, and nature of assessment. Beyond testing mastery of traditional content knowledge—an essential task, but not nearly sufficient—educators are designing assessment for learning as an integral part of the learning process.

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This memo highlights the work of Summit View Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona and its use of ideas and practices from a blended online course, Student Agency in Assessment and Learning (SAAL) developed by researchers at WestEd, an Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) grantee. The blended course helped teachers actively use assessment for learning strategies, such as peer-to-peer feedback, in their teaching. Teachers are learning to teach for deeper understanding by using these strategies in their classrooms and by making their teaching practices visible to themselves and their colleagues.

Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), August 2019

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