Goal Three - Assessment: Learners and educators leverage technology to productively measure competency and provide meaningful feedback to support the personalization of learning for all students.
The ability to understand and assess what students know and can do with their knowledge is essential for all educational stakeholders. Technology will support a shift in assessments from pencil and paper traditional test to engaging, interactive assessments that assist with providing a broader understanding of student learning. Knowing that these assessments will provide new data sets, reports, and information to stakeholders, the goals of MI Roadmap focus on:
1) building an understanding of assessments and data; 2) creating technology-enhanced assessments aligned to learning targets, standards, and competencies that are available to all learners; and 3) enhancing a pathway for sharing developmentally-appropriate assessments.
Strategy 1: Support districts in developing a culture of balanced assessment and ensuring stakeholders become assessment literate.
a)Collaborate with professional associations to provide assessment learning opportunities targeted to the various stakeholder groups (building/district administrators, teachers, students, and policymakers).
b)Develop "micro-credentialing" (i.e., badging), that allows educators to illustrate mastery and earn recognition for assessment expertise gained through professional learning.
c)Promote the inclusion of assessment literacy in school improvement plans and educator personalized learning plans.
Strategy 2: Assist educators in developing ways to measure student mastery of standards and competencies in a personalized learning system.
a)Support educators in accessing and/or creating high-quality, technology-enhanced formative practices, interim/benchmark, and summative assessments that support personalized learning.
b)Develop best practices for correlating outcomes on interim and local summative assessments with state summative data.
c)Assist teachers in selecting, modifying, and delivering aligned assessments, such as constructed responses, simulations, problem/project-based and performance tasks, and capstone projects in support of student learning.
Strategy 3: Engage educators in exploring emerging technologies that support instructional engagement and assessment.
a)Support educators in utilizing the state’s identified platform for Open Educational Resources (OER) to support student learning.
b)Encourage teachers to provide feedback on assessments accessed through the OER platform.
c)Support regional technology teams in investigating and testing emerging educational technologies for personalized learning.
Strategy 4: Work to ensure that districts utilize a common data standard to collaborate with and share screening, formative, interim, and summative data sets.
a)Authenticate and share assessment data with stakeholders (e.g. M-STEP via student information system utilizing the dynamic report tool).