Learning Links Profile: Nancy Schmitt and Karla Marty

Many adults hear the term standardized test and they see bubble sheets and number two pencils, alongside a multitude of questions inside neat test booklets. Things have changed. Today, modern, computer-based tests are taken online and the new assessments – they’re not called tests anymore – tend to create a fair number of questions for […]

School Wide Integration Framework for Transformation (SWIFT)

Maryland was recently awarded the opportunity to become one of four sites in the nation to participate in the School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) project. SWIFT is a national K-8 technical assistance center committed to eliminating silos in education by bridging general and specialized education through academic and behavioral supports, creating powerful learning opportunities for all students and teachers, and promoting active, engaged partnerships among families and community members.

Media Resources: Leadership and Student Assessments

The Culture of Formative Assessment” and “Formative Assessment: Debunking the Myths – Two audio podcasts from the National Middle School Association on Assessment Using Classroom Data to Improve Student Achievement – A video series from the Southern California Comprehensive Assistance Center How Differentiated Instruction and Formative Assessment Work at Forest Lake Elementary – Video from […]