Teachers are working hard to make sense of grading and reporting structures in order to better reflect what students know, do and say. They are rethinking assessment of learning to better communicate their informed professional judgment about what students have learned. There was a powerful research study done by the Assessment Reform Group called, Teachers Role in the Assessment of Learning (2007). It is worth downloading a copy to share with colleagues. You might also enjoy watching this short video clip from one of our web conferences with your professional learning community.
Anne Davies and Sandra Herbst use examples to illustrate the way teachers are rethinking evaluation – assessment of learning.