Educators need many indicators of student learning
A test score is just one piece of the whole picture. Multiple indicators of student learning lead to better academic decisions. For K–12 students, this could include grades as well as factors like class participation.
By going back to basics and looking at the different types of assessment and the evidence they provide, the way educators gather insights can change.
Pearson is actively working on research and innovative solutions that balance challenges in the classroom with ways to gather insights about student learning.
Preparing for a Renaissance in Assessment, written by Pearson’s Chief Education Advisor Sir Michael Barber and Assessment Expert Dr. Peter Hill, is a policy paper that lays out the future path for assessments at a high level.