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It’s Time We Begin Using Assessments to Look Forward, Instead of Back

by PRP Group, on 06/25/2021

EdWeek PRP

When California waived the requirement for state assessments this year, one superintendent was ready to support both struggling and excelling students by gathering and acting on “forward-looking data.” Seth Feldman shares what his school is doing below.

While the pandemic presented no shortage of challenges, at Bay Area Technology School (Bay Tech), we’ve also seen it as an opportunity to embrace a more student-centered and future-oriented approach to education. And it seems to be working. Throughout the last year, as public school enrollment dropped across California, Bay Tech’s enrollment grew 20 percent and is now full. The keys to our success are assessing students with forward-looking data and having some fun community building. Here’s how we’re doing it.

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