A helpful exercise for both departments and individual teachers.
Once all assessments given are listed, teachers should evaluate which assessments provide valuable data to adjust teaching. If an assessment does not provide quality, timely data about student learning that the teacher can use to pivot instruction to the students’ needs, then the value of that assessment really should be evaluated. If instructional time is lost to administer an assessment, the value of the data gained must be more than the value of the teaching time lost.
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