VASCD Journal

Fall 2016

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and as school leaders strive to build strong, collaborative, assessment cultures. But in the spirit of Assessment FOR Learning, those mistakes will be wonderful teaching tools that will result in a changed system that better meets the needs of its young people. The Assessment Journey is taking place in classrooms, schools, and divisions across our state, country, and throughout the world. For a journey this significant to be successful, educators will need to collaborate in the broadest manner possible. To that end, we invite you to join with us as we continue to explore more effective ways to use assessment to help our students learn. You can reach out to us via email at or and share your stories, journeys, and ideas. You could also join The Assessment Network to connect with us and other educators from around the world who are working together to improve student learning through assessment. References Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (1998). Assessment and classroom learning. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice 5(1), 7-74. Popham, W. J. (2008). Transformative assessment. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 2016 Vol. 13 Virginia Educational Leadership 79

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