Measurement, testing and assessment provide information about both student progress and the effectiveness of education programs, policy and practice.
Measurement, testing and assessment
Research on measurement, testing, and assessment
Singapore, one of the world’s highest-ranked education systems, is implementing changes that will “encourage individuals to concentrate on their own learning development,” and reduce the emphasis on rote-learning, student ranking, and exam preparation.
People for Education's response to the government consultations taking place from October to December, 2018
When test scores are used as a proxy for overall system success, it can lead governments to target funding and policy in ways that may ignore competencies that are vital for students’ long-term success.
Results from the 2016 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) show that Canada’s public school students continue to demonstrate high levels of proficiency in reading, mathematics, and science.
In September 2017, Premier Kathleen Wynne established an Independent Review of Assessment and Reporting in Ontario. The results of that review have been released, and include a number of recommendations to transform how students are assessed.
In this session from PFE's 2017 Making connections conference, we learn about new ways students are being assessed in the classroom, and what it means for parents, students, and teachers.
In this session from our 2017 Making connections conference, panelists “unpack” some of the rhetoric around measurement and ask if there is a measurement/assessment “sweet spot”.
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
To support young people for long-term success, we need concrete definitions and a common language to describe key areas of learning like citizenship, health, social-emotional learning, and creativity.
Assessment is a core component of education. It informs teachers’ practice, helps students understand their learning, and supports policy-makers in their decision-making. We need specific, relevant information about student learning in areas beyond the 3Rs.
Measurement, testing, and assessment in the news
Annie Kidder talks about the recommendations from a new report on EQAO testing and assessment in Ontario's schools on CBC's Ontario Morning.
On CBC's Metro Morning, Annie Kidder talks about the recommendations for changes to EQAO testing and assessment that were released yesterday in a review commissioned by the Ontario government.
"We know that students who are struggling benefit from being in the [academic] classroom and the evidence is equally strong that those who are doing well are not harmed." - Annie Kidder