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When we introduce Quality Performance Assessment to educators all over the country, they always want to see an example of one we consider high quality. The QPA team developed these blueprints as examples, starting points that can be adapted to fit local contexts.
An assessment is only valid if a learner is willing to show us what they know and can do. So what does an engaging task look like? This is a really hard question to answer because each individual learner has different likes, dislikes and personalities. Does this mean you have to create different tasks for each learner? No, but here are some tips in designing.
Carisa Corrow debunks myths and assumptions around performance assessments.
I work with teachers who are in the struggle, navigating unjust waters so that they can make little dents of positive impact. Little dents, however, are not going to move us or sustain us. We need to find the root causes of our problems for there to be real change.
Summer may be fast approaching, but it’s not time to close the book on the 2018 - 2019 school year just yet. Students aren’t the only people who’ve learned something in the classroom. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on lessons educators themselves have learned over the past few months, and a time for teachers to gather and pinpoint successes and challenges to better prepare for the year ahead.
The QPA Validation Checklist is quite versatile. See how educators in New Hampshire used this tool to reflect on their practice and receive feedback.
QPA's Carisa Corrow offers up a fun way to get educators thinking differently.