Teacher Training on Creating Balanced Assessment Programs
The Initiative Purpose:
Standardized testing, such as SOL/HATS tests and benchmark tests are only one type of assessment. A comprehensive look at how students are learning can only be gained by examining a combination of many different types of on-going classroom assessments. These include teacher-made tests, informal learning inventories, student work samples, projects and many others. Together with the standardized assessments these help teachers gain a clearer understanding of student learning.
The Initiative Description:
Trainers through the Department of Staff Development will be prepared to work with teams of teachers at school requesting assistance in creating a balanced assessment program.
Schools interested in this work should visit the Leaders are Learners course offerings or contact the Staff Development office.