The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently released the Assessment and Data Literacy Learning Modules. The modules were created to provide educators with a deeper understanding of assessment and data literacy to implement a strategic assessment system that involves students in their own learning and assessment process.
Assessment is an ongoing process that involves teachers, students, and families. The strategic assessment system encompasses different types of formative, interim, and summative assessments, providing a broader picture of student learning and a base for instructional format.
The learning series is broken down into three modules with smaller units of study in each:
- Assessment Literacy
- Introduction to Assessment Literacy
- Know Why and What You are Assessing
- How am I Assessing?
- Analyzing Standards and Instructional Planning
- Create and Communicate Learning Standards in Student-Friendly Language
- Eliminating Barriers in Your Assessments
- The Role of Students in Assessment
- Data Literacy
Introduction to Data Literacy
Effective Data Use
- Strategic Assessment Systems
- Formative Assessment Process
- Interim Assessment
- Summative Assessments
Each unit contains a brief description, specific learning targets, intended audience, and an estimated completion time so users can ensure they are getting the specific professional development opportunities they need to advance their learning.
Units were created with flexibility in mind and can be used as a district-wide, individually on-line, school-wide, or small group professional learning community learning experience. The smaller units of study can be taken in any order, at any point in time, based on the specific needs of the user.
Visit the Assessment and Data Literacy E-Learning Series web page to access the modules and provide feedback.