May 22nd, 2013
The last stop on our blog tour for Assessment in Perspective takes us to Cathy Mere’s blog, Reflect and Refine. In her interview authors Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan talk about combining formal assessment and classroom observations, triangulating assessment, and advocating for assessment that matches what teachers value in educating children.
” We have the power to assess as part of our instruction and to notice how our students are learning. When we use these assessments and show how they help us target our instruction we are advocating for assessments that match what we value. If we lose sight of what we do have the power to impact in assessment because we are frustrated with what we do not have the power to control in assessment we end up giving up the best tools we have to inform our instruction – on-going, informal, formative assessment.”
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