CP 30: Using Summative Assessments to Raise and Document Student Achievement

From the Core Practices Beta 2017

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EL Education

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  • Core Resources about EL Education

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Guidance Documents

Summative assessments (assessments of learning) measure the level of student learning at a particular point in time.  Summative assessments also inform teachers about the effectiveness of instruction, prepare students for the challenge of standardized tests, and form a body of evidence for grading, reporting, promotion, and graduation.  Students’ mastery of knowledge and skills impacts their future opportunities. Mastery of content and skills also represents one important measure of achievement that must be communicated to the community, district, state, and other stakeholders.

For these reasons the EL Education model promotes choosing, creating and scheduling high-quality classroom assessments to get a complete and accurate picture of student learning throughout the year. Teachers and leaders also prepare students for interim assessments and high-stakes standardized tests.  They analyze test results to inform action plans, make instructional adjustments, and set goals for improvement. Results are also analyzed by students and reported to families. 

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education

Type

Guidance Documents

Summative assessments (assessments of learning) measure the level of student learning at a particular point in time.  Summative assessments also inform teachers about the effectiveness of instruction, prepare students for the challenge of standardized tests, and form a body of evidence for grading, reporting, promotion, and graduation.  Students’ mastery of knowledge and skills impacts their future opportunities. Mastery of content and skills also represents one important measure of achievement that must be communicated to the community, district, state, and other stakeholders.

For these reasons the EL Education model promotes choosing, creating and scheduling high-quality classroom assessments to get a complete and accurate picture of student learning throughout the year. Teachers and leaders also prepare students for interim assessments and high-stakes standardized tests.  They analyze test results to inform action plans, make instructional adjustments, and set goals for improvement. Results are also analyzed by students and reported to families. 

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