Quality classroom assessment practices have the power to propel meaningful teaching and learning in each and every classroom in Oregon. OEA members, supported by OEA’s Center for Great Public Schools, have been leading transformative learning in local associations to reclaim assessment as an instructional process.
This series of professional learning modules was developed by OEA members of the Quality Assessment Practices cadre to help teams of educators engage in this work locally. The modules are designed for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), rather than individual study. Completing this learning through a PLC follows best practices for professional learning: learning that is job-embedded, sustained over time, and focused on students and the classroom.
PLCs can take many shapes including:
- Grade level teams;
- Content specific teams;
- Staff meetings or staff professional development;
- Teams made up of like-minded educators;
- Cross-school or site teams;
- Teams that include classroom teachers, specialists, principals, and coaches;
- And more!
All educators can use and access the learning in these modules from early childhood educators through higher education faculty. Classroom assessment is a key instructional practice no matter the age of the student in the learning environment.