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.
While assessment in the United States has focused largely on “bubbling in” answers on multiple-choice tests, educators are searching for better, more authentic, and higher quality assessment tools that measure the complex thinking necessary for success in our modern world. Scaling up performance assessment requires high-quality tools and content.
With this in mind, two research and practice centers at Stanford Graduate School of Education recently launched the Performance Assessment Resource Bank (PARB) – an online resource for K-12 teachers, administrators, and policy makers.
This week the Performance Assessment Resource Bank, a bank of free, high-quality performance assessment resources, launched nationwide. This bank is designed to solve a major challenge for teachers and leaders intent on creating opportunities for all students to engage in deeper learning--access to tools to support the use of performance assessment.
This week, Understanding Language-Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (UL-SCALE) and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) announced the opening of the Performance Assessment Resource Bank (PARB) – a free, online resource for K-12 teachers, administrators, and policy makers.