By Marguerite Jackson, Chief Executive Officer This issue provides you with an overview and highlights of EQAO’s second provincial conference: “Large-Scale Assessment: Supporting the Everyday Work of Schools: From Knowledge to Action.”
Steven Katz, Director, Aporia Consulting Ltd. Dr. Katz speaks about the shift to informed professional judgment as the next wave of “evidence use” that needs to take hold in schools across the province.
Developing classroom tests for improved student
Dr. Barbara Plake, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln In order for classroom assessments to be a sound source of information on student learning and bring about substantial student performance gains, classroom tests need to possess certain indispensable features.
David Thomas, Director of Education, Upper Canada District School Board “Sometimes we tend to look at data and instead of saying, ‘What can we learn from this?’ we panic. Panic makes for poor decision making.”