5 Examples of Improved Approaches to Assessment (from the 2010 NETP draft)

The 2010 National Education Technology Plan draft provides some great examples of formative uses of technology-based assessment tools.

I’ve been reading the 2010 National Education Technology Plan draft and I really appreciate the wealth of ideas and examples in it. I do wonder how much of what is proposed in this document will come to pass as it moves forward, but in the meanwhile we can share and leverage many of the ideas in it right now. I hope some of these examples encourage readers to discuss these ideas with their peers and consider similar approaches that they might want to try.

One of the focal areas of the NETP is Assessment. The plan advocates using technology to assess in ways that improve learning. Measuring skills like problem-solving and critical thinking requires the design and development of assessments that address a wide range of expertise and competencies.


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