Testing Change Ideas in Real Time

This report summarizes the practices and findings of the pilot year of Student-Centered Assessment Network (SCAN), which used real-time testing to determine effective and engaging classroom assessment practices for students. Data gathered through quality assessment can be used by teachers to support their students’ needs, as well as by students themselves to take ownership of their learning. This report covers some of the major shifts in classroom practice teachers saw as a result of participation in SCAN, as well as some of the challenges in shifting towards more student-centered assessment practices. The end of the report delves into some of the adjustments suggested to refine future versions of the network

Formative assessment… it’s really powerful... you can see who is really prepared, who has knowledge, or is motivated... You can set up your instruction in a better, more efficient way.