October 2017

This issue is an online supplement to VUE 46, which addressed the topic of performance assessment – a personalized and rigorous alternative to standardized testing that allows teachers to build on individual students’ strengths and foster more equitable learning outcomes. 

VUE 47 adds additional current materials, offers opportunities for additional voices, and provides more examples of performance assessment. Because performance assessment is an active national conversation, the work continues; following VUE 46’s publication, important national conferences and other milestones occurred that we’re able to share here. This issue also provides perspectives from students, educators, researchers, and policymakers.

As with VUE 46, this issue was planned and produced in partnership with the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE), a nonprofit organization established to promote innovative models of schools and increase justice and opportunity for all learners, and was inspired by CCE’s work on a new approach to student performance assessment as an alternative to standardized testing. For more information on CCE and resources related to performance assessment, visit http://cce.org.

Read VUE 47 articles online