12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

12 Must-Read Articles About Assessment

by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. There are great books about assessment (Tomlinson’s on assessment in the differentiated...
Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding

Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding

Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding by Terry Heick ed note: this has been updated and republished from a previous post Assessing understanding might be the most complex thing an educator or academic institution has to do. Unfortunately, professional...
The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer by Terry Heick The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education. Traditionally, tests have told teachers...
6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

by Iain Lancaster Over the past two decades there has been a lot written, and much discussion, around the use effective use of assessment in the classroom. Unfortunately many educators, particularly at the secondary school level, continue to cling tenaciously to...
10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

by TeachThought Staff Good assessment is frequent assessment. Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you...
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