June 16, 2020

Breaking from Tradition: Assessment During Remote Learning

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday.


As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, administrators and educators have begun to reflect on the rapid transition to distance learning. At the same time, administrators are looking forward and planning ahead for the 2020-21 school year, with long-term remote and/or hybrid learning a real possibility in many schools.

With COVID-19 school closures looking to extend into next school year, a fundamental question becomes “How can we create environments that demonstrate student learning and understanding without a reliance on traditional assessment methods?”

Answering this question (…) raises more questions. To what extent can we incorporate authentic, real-world problems or scenarios into the curriculum? How can we create a curriculum that is applicable in demonstrative ways to students’ current or future selves? To what extent are we empowering students to take control over content creation and learning within our classrooms?


Continue reading this blog post on tomdaccord.com.