Performance Assessment & 21st Century Learning
Stanford University
Linda Darling-Hammond
Stephen P. Newton
Ruth Chung Wei
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This research paper finds that teacher candidates’ Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) scores, a performance assessment that measures their capabilities as future teachers, are significant predictors of their later teaching effectiveness as measured by their students’...

English Language Arts
National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment
Karin Hess
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In this paper, Karin Hess, and Jacqui Kearns describe how learning progressions can be used in curriculum development and assessment.  Learning progressions propose the intermediate understandings between these anchor points that are “reasonably coherent networks of ideas and practices...that...

Planning Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Common Assignment Study, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
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This resource provides a template to plan instruction.  The template is divided into three sections:

1)  identify desired results

2)  determine acceptable evidence

3)  plan learning experiences and instruction