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.
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
The results from more than 18,000 edTPA portfolios submitted by teacher candidates in 2014, the first full year of edTPA implementation, are presented in the new 2014 edTPA Administrative Report: Educative Assessment and Meaningful Support. The report provides data on candidate performance by content field and demographics, and reviews development, implementation, and scoring procedures, finding that edTPA meets professional standards of validity and reliability for use as an assessment for licensure and meets the standards for assessment validation (AERA, APA & NCME, 2014). SCALE encourages teacher preparation programs, states and P-12 partners to read the report and use these and other findings to inform and support educator preparation practice. Also available are an official press release and edTPA By the Numbers.