AMERICA'S TEACHERS ON AMERICA'S SCHOOLS

Wow, hot off the press.   Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation surveyed 40,000 of America’s public school teachers for their thoughts on American Education.

http://www.scholastic.com/primarysources/pdfs/100646_ScholasticGates.pdf

This is a very interesting report.  Its too bad that they didn’t go into more detail about assessment.

At least, the survey is favorable to  formative assessment. Are we surprised?

“Ninety-two percent of teachers say ongoing in-classroom assessment is either very important or absolutely essential in measuring student performance”

“Teachers indicate that formative, ongoing assessments during class, along with class participation and performance on class assignments, are the most important measures of student achievement. “

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