Deep Assessment Without Testing

When it comes to assessment and evaluation, there’s always the question of tests. What should they look like? When should we give them? How many do students need? Maybe tests aren’t the only answer. This session explores assessing and evaluating students through alternatives to tests.

Topics discussed in this session include:

  1. Assessment options beyond tests.
  2. Opportunities for self-assessment and peer-assessment, as well as teacher assessment.
  3. Quick Assessments to drive further instruction.
  4. Learning Goals and Success Criteria, and the roles they can play in assessment.
  5. Teaching students to “think” so they’ll be successful when they do have tests.

Audience: K-8