Assessments measure student mastery. Common assessments create accountability for student mastery of standards and provide a roadmap for interventions targeting individual student needs. Formative assessments are used to develop explicit student learning goals based on what students already know and focus instruction. On-going assessment is used to systematically monitor students’ learning progress, adjust instruction, and give students prescriptive feedback on learning goals. Teachers develop a clear picture for how to ensure each student has a rigorous and meaningful learning experience every day.
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