Accurate assessment design can effectively leverage our ability to deeply understand a student’s next steps in their learning. As we gather evidence about what students know and can do, we can utilize that information to better determine what a student does know as well as which areas are still difficult for them to master. Yet talking about and planning for assessment design can be a challenging endeavor, especially when this kind of work was never part of our schooling or training. Read more
Angela Freese is the director of learning analytics and systems improvement for Stillwater Area Public Schools in Stillwater, Minnesota. She has previously been a middle school assistant principal in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District and an elementary assistant principal for Rochester Public Schools, both in Minnesota.