by Carri Schneider and Tom Vander Ark
Goals of the Paper
"The Deeper Learning Student Assessment Initiative (DLSAI) partners believe in the Deeper Learning mission and their schools reflect the diversity of American secondary education -- and the diversity of how they use performance assessment. Some schools use performance tasks to periodically check understanding while other have fully embraced project-based learning and use performance assessment every day within a culture of revision.
"The DLSAI partners requested a scan of performance assessment tools and platforms. The primary purpose of the paper is to inform the partners and others interested in Deeper Learning about other platforms and interoperable components that may complement or enhance their existing systems. The second purpose is to share performance assessment lessons and recommendations with schools and districts across the nations. Recommendations reflect a wide variety of schools and varying uses of performance assessment."