Massachusetts NRS Assessments: Resources, Research and Curriculum

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This blog, created by the UMass Center for Educational Assessment, is a “one-stop shop” for materials related to the NRS assessment trainings.

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Program Directors may use this form to request a BEST Plus 2.0 or TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring training in a specific region.

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Have questions about the NRS assessment trainings and certification requirements? The answers may be waiting for you!

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This fact sheet is a basic primer on formative assessment including the elements of the formative assessment process, recommended strategies and an...

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This article by Rick Stiggins and Jan Chappuis was published in Theory into Practice in 2005. The authors argue that the failure of 60 years of total...

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This paper summarizes the key messages from the National Research and Development Centre and other research and development activity on formative...

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Learning gains from formative assessment practices are among the largest reported for any educational intervention. In this one hour webinar, we...

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This chart is a useful guide for distinguishing different kinds of student assessments.

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This is a recording of the TABE CLAS-E Writing Recertification Review as it was presented on Friday, February 26 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. The session...

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Formative assessment is a planned process in which assessment-elicited evidence of students' status is used by teachers to adjust their ongoing...