Using Evidence to Inform Instruction
Formative assessment is the lived, daily embodiment of a teacher's desire to refine practice based on a keener understanding of current levels of student performance, undergirded by the teacher's knowledge of possible paths of student development. (from the NCTE Position Statement "Formative Assessment that Truly Informs Instruction")
Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for ideas or responsible for leading professional learning on formative assessment, we invite you to learn from and with the thousands of educators willing to share their practices as part of the NCTE community.
As society and technology change, so does literacy. How do we support our students to comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently?
We continue to focus our resources on supporting teachers and teams
as they take up questions like these -- informed by reflection and research.
Writing Between the Lines
How is literacy learning different in the 21st Century and what changes should we make in literacy instruction to keep up with the times?