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What Story Does Your Data Tell? Collecting Meaningful Learner-Centered Data (Jolt2023-11)

Schools focus a great deal of attention, resources, and efforts on the use of summative assessments to measure student achievement, often overlooking the power of formative assessment as a part of the learning process and for measuring student growth over time. What data are you using to understand your learners? This micro-course will guide you in identifying your current assessment practices and help you in considering ways to collect data that is more learner-centered.

Includes a free downloadable resource:
➤ Assessment Inventory Worksheet

Course Author: Pennsylvania Leadership Development Cent...

  • Welcome
  • Part 1: What Types of Data are Available?
  • Exploring the Meaning of Learning
  • Flexible Grouping Using Summative vs. Formative Assessments
  • The What, Why, and How of Summative Assessments
  • The What, Why, and How of Formative Assessments
  • Pause and Reflect: My Assessment Types
  • Part 2: Assessments that Focus on the Learner
  • Difference Between Learner-Centered and Teacher-Centered Assessments
  • Pause and Reflect: Knowing the Difference
  • Knowing Your Learners
  • Character Strengths Assessment (and More)
  • Part 3: My Assessment Data
  • Take Action: Taking an Assessment Inventory
  • About the Authors
  • Share Your Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever