Capstone Project Title
Assessment Best Practices: A Review of Current Best Practices at the Secondary and Local Level
Jana Lo Bello Miller
Assessment is a critical component of being an educator. Research has shown that educators put more of their trust in their local assessments’ data, rather than that of state mandated testing. Therefore educators must be well educated on the best practices that surround assessments, in order to ensure that the data in which they are trusting is the most accurate and appropriate measure of their student’s success. This capstone project reviews the current literature surrounding such practices in order to answer the question: Is it possible to extend the knowledge of current research, to educators, through the form of a professional development workshop, with regards to best practice for assessments, and related instructional practices, at the secondary level? Ultimately, the conclusion is yes, there are best practices suggested by the current research that can be easily articulated to and practiced by educators, in the form of a professional development. A majority of the best practices surround the sub-category of formative assessment, rather than prior knowledge and summative assessments. The resulting professional development is designed to be implemented in a small charter school, at the secondary level, in the upper midwest of the United States. Additionally, it is meant to give the participants ample time and opportunity to collaborate with their colleagues, practice, and reflect on the best practices surrounding assessment.
Assessment, Staff Development, Secondary Education
Reed, Amanda, "Assessment Best Practices: A Review of Current Best Practices at the Secondary and Local Level" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 519.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects