Stop assessing for the past.
It's time to focus on the skills our kids need to thrive in the future.
Did you know: Only one in 10 superintendents say standardized test scores are important indicators of school effectiveness.*
Now is the time to reimagine assessment.
*2018 Gallup Poll of K-12 Superintendents
If thinking differently about your assessments feels like something you should be doing, but you're not sure where to start, you need our "Reimagining Assessment" course.
You want to be focused on learning, but too often the demands of standardized testing and the competition for grades leaves you tired and angry. But as much as "accountability" frustrates you, you're hesitant to implement modern assessment practices because you worry that:
...your students may not do as well on the test.
...parents will question you.
...your administration may not support you.
...your school's reputation may suffer.
The reality is, effective changes in assessment are already happening in schools around the world in ways that put the focus back on learning instead of testing.
If you want a guide to those changes as well as a community of learners to support you along the way, read on.
Draw from a wider range of assessment options
To assess all students in meaningful and relevant ways.
Inspire students to see assessment differently
To deepen their understanding of topics they wish to learn and embrace assessment as something they do for themselves, rather than something done to them.
Understand your students more deeply
To see them as more than their test results and proficiency ratings.
Educate parents about modern assessment options
To help them recognize the assumptions upon which traditional assessment practices are based, as well as gain a deeper understanding of reimagined assessment practices.
Engage in conversations about assessment
To shift the narrative from accountability to learning with your entire school community.
Become part of a global movement to rethink assessment
To learn from, collaborate, and engage with other educators to design the best assessments for your students.
Educators worldwide are talking about Reimagining Assessment:
What you'll get from the course:
Reimagining Assessment Curriculum
Reimagining Assessment is a self-paced, online course that will guide you in building your capacity to understand what meaningful assessment as learning looks like, and use those foundational beliefs to shape and craft a new narrative of assessment in your schools. It's about better questions, more choices, and effective actions.
Beliefs About Assessment
In this first module, you'll examine how you define learning and as a consequence of that, how you view assessment's impact on learning.
Assessing as a School that Learns
Distinguishing between a teaching culture and learning culture makes for an interesting examination of your classroom and your school. You'll explore the power of autonomy for teachers and recruiting parents as partners for the assessment process.
Assessments that Matter in an Age of Limitless Learning and Doing
With all the measurement taking place in schools today, what is actually being measured and is the measurement really about learning? Or, is it about teaching?
Assessment Practices that Honor Learning
Others have reimagined assessment already, so in this module, we examine the practices of those who have come before us in this work.
Reimagining Assessment: Plans for Action
You'll create an action plan to redesign assessment at the classroom, school, and system levels.
Perpetual Learning, Perpetual Assessment
Ensure equity in assessment and design ways to move beyond pockets of excellence in a world of perpetual learning.
As a bonus, you'll become part of our Modern Learners Community.
With your course enrollment, you receive a 1-year membership to Modern Learners Community. MLC is a thriving community of educators who are committed to reimagining the school experience for all kids. Finally... you won't be alone in your change efforts!
Special Introductory Offer
For a limited time, get the course for only $197
When you enroll in Reimagining Assessment for Modern Learning, you get all of the course materials plus the support and encouragement of our online Modern Learners Community. Don't wait. Sign up today!
Hi. I'm Lyn Hilt.
I'm your course facilitator for Reimagining Assessment. This course is going to inspire you to make some really important changes to how you approach assessment in your classroom or school. Your students will thank you!
As a former principal, instructional coach, and teacher, I know how important it is to design assessments that truly serve learning. I'm excited to be on this journey with you!
We're Modern Learners
At Modern Learners, we believe success is defined by much more than a test score or a grade on a report card. As globally recognized speakers, best-selling authors, and respected innovators in online learning community and coaching environments, our team is uniquely qualified to lead you on this journey to reimagine assessment for the modern learners you serve.
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