Over the past two weeks, I’ve seen several exceptional posts and articles on teacher and student assessment, and thought I’d bring them all together in one post.

I’ll be sharing to which “Best” list I’ll be adding each one, but you can also find all my lists on assessment at A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment.

I’ve got to start off with a series of exceptional posts on assessment that Marc Tucker has been writing over at Education Week. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments:

The Failure of Test-Based Accountability

Accountability and Motivation

I’m eagerly awaiting his next post, where he says he “will describe accountability systems for education consistent with the ideas of McGregor, Drucker and Pink—systems embraced by the countries with the best education records in the world.”

Here are excerpts from his first two posts:



Testing To, and Beyond, The Common Core is by Linda Darling-Hammond is another important new article on assessment. Though I’m not thrilled with her apparent position that test results from next generation of state tests should be included in teacher evaluation (see The Problem With Including Standardized Test Results As Part Of “Multiple Measures” For Teacher Evaluation), it’s an important article to read, nevertheless.

I’m also adding that piece to The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments.

Performance Assessment Re-Emerging in Schools appeared in Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment.