performance based assessments

State Examples
Education Commission of the States (ECS)
Stephanie Aragon
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This primer is created for state policymakers seeking to modify instruction and assessment policies to better engage today’s students. The primer defines deeper learning, explains how it overlaps with other active learning strategies and describes how it can be, and is being, accomplished at the...

Equity Issues
Jobs for the Future
Pedro Noguera
Linda Darling-Hammond
Diane Friedlaender
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This paper makes a compelling case for “student-centered” practices in the nation’s high schools. The paper does not offer a prescriptive agenda.  But the authors do argue, and the evidence strongly suggests, that students benefit when given ample opportunities to:  

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