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Build assessments you can really use | Unlock the how, when, what, and why Watch your system become greater than its parts by building local capacity through common language and deeper knowledge of assessment components. For years, educators have turned to the Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrices (CRM). Now for the first time, the modules are packaged into one resource to help you evaluate the quality and premise of your current assessment system. Designed as a professional development guide for long-term use by school leaders, five content-rich, topic-based modules: • Offer field-tested, teacher-friendly strategies for local school test development • Can be used for individual or professional development opportunities • Allow for sequential or non-sequential use

What Does This Test Really Measure? : Designing and Refining High-Quality Assessments for Deeper Learning
What Does This Test Really Measure?: Designing and Refining High-Quality Assessments for Deeper Learning
3.1 What Is a High-Quality Assessment?

When I recently visited The New York Performance Standards Consortium website, this quote caught my eye: “Learning is complex. Assessments should be, too.” There is a lot of meaning packed into those two little sentences. For me, it confirmed two key beliefs: First, traditional paper and pencil assessments have never really captured the depth, breadth, or complexity of what students might actually be able to learn if we provide the opportunity. And second, because they can be scored efficiently and reliably, we’ve settled for using (or perhaps overusing) a less complex ...

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