Such Bountiful Assessments

Just in time, during our ELL Endorsement class yesterday, we reviewed various assessment protocols and terms. They weren’t unfamiliar, but a timely reminder. Funny, that. Two, at the top: Reliable. Valid. As the man said, “Houston, we may have a problem.” Is the SBA test, or Smarter Balanced Assessment, actually Smart, Balanced or a valid/reliable Assessment? Here are some resources for you to draw your own conclusion, with a dash of my own observations. From the Department of Education, ESSA page:   Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure…