A Framework and Resources for Measuring Student Needs and Development During Remote and Blended Learning​

Whether in-person or remote, assessment data help educators gauge students’ understanding and inform next steps. These data also help grade-level and school-level teams make real-time adjustments to curricula, instructional models, and approaches as they learn what is working and what needs to be improved. End-of-course and end-of-year assessments provide important aggregate information on the depth of learning disruption students and subgroups of students are experiencing, and can help direct and inform future policies, programs, and resources. Adapting assessments and the routines we administer and use assessment data in real time is a critical piece of learning to do remote instruction well.

Teacher and Administrator Insights

The role of assessment in this moment is not to capture and catalogue “learning loss” that spurs a remedial approach. Its purpose is to provide teachers, students, and families with actionable information that helps all students access grade-level standards and curriculum content.
From an Administrator
@ a Large Urban District

Promising Practices

Exemplars, Resources, and Research