NEW TOOL: Interim assessments can support coherence, equity, and a shared understanding of learning

Posted on January 30, 2020

Interim assessment can be thought of existing between embedded formative assessments and larger summative assessments. These assessments can help assess student's ability to transfer knowledge to different contexts. When aggregated across classes, schools, districts, or regions, shared interim assessments can reveal patterns and shed insight into structural issues underneath differences in student learning. As much as possible, interim assessments should be integrated into instruction, to further these goals while still supporting meaningful learning.

To learn more, read this new brief from Todd Campbell, Jonathan Hall, Peter McLaren, Jeff Greig, Sean Elkins, John Duffy, and Holly Hollander.