What if we could empower our teachers to turn assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Further, what if this mindset change led to an increase in student achievement on tests? That’s exactly what is happening at Trailside Middle School in Loudoun County, Virginia, at high schools in Gaston County Schools, North Carolina and a few other pioneering classrooms around the country where I have had the opportunity to work with innovative educators. Depending on how you view the purpose and management of tests this innovative process may seem counterintuitive at first—but it has led […]
Alan November's articles provide great insight into teaching, learning and preparing students for our digital world. His writing has appeared in many popular education magazines and journals, including eSchoolNews, Technology & Learning, School Library Journal, and Middle Ground. We hope your find these articles provocative and practical, please use these pieces to start a dialogue with your team.