SCALE provides task and resource materials to schools and districts that have committed to adopting performance-based assessment as part of a multiple-measures system for evaluating student learning and measuring school performance.
SCALE develops 21st century teacher assessments that embody the design principles listed in the Assessment System and that build on what we have learned from previous assessment development efforts over the past 25 years.
Orginal Article posted on LDC.org
The new LDC student work rubrics for 2016-17, created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), are now available for any Tasks teachers build in LDC CoreTools. These innovative rubrics have been field tested and studied for validity and reliability.
Explore this optimization challenge from Jack Dieckmann, a math education expert here at UL-SCALE. Jack's Numberplay challenge was published in the The New York Times on September 26th, 2016. Check out the article here.
UL/SCALE is excited to share the news that we have received a grant from the Stanford Graduate School of Education to develop a language repository to gather and make use of student language data of the kind we have been collecting in our MOOCs since 2013.
Stanford University | November 14-16, 2016
Understanding Language/Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (UL/SCALE), in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), is holding a national performance assessment institute this November in Stanford, CA.
Understanding Language/Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (UL/SCALE) today announced the appointment of Magda Chia, Ph.D., as the Director for Strategy, Impact and Policy, effective July 18, 2016.
Starting this coming Fall, we will offer a set of free online courses sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation to help educators use innovative assessment practices – instructionally-focused formative assessment and curriculum-embedded performance assessments for deeper learning. The MOOCs will focus on instructional improvement and student learning related to both the academic standards and the English Language Proficiency standards. Find more information here.
Understanding Language/Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (UL/SCALE), in partnership with WestEd, invite you to explore a new resource designed to support educators in learning from student work on performance tasks. Understanding Proficiency (http://understandingproficiency.wested.org/) features actual student responses to Smarter Balanced performance tasks, scored and annotated by practicing educators to illustrate proficiency across the full range of score levels possible for e