Formative Assessment for High-Stakes Accountability

September 12, 2011

School leaders have considerable data to use for judging school performance, yet they can struggle to associate data with school leadership practice. Richard Halverson and Carolyn Kelley are working to improve 'leadership for learning' in schools by developing the next generation of on-line formative assessment tools. The School Leadership Assessment Tools (CALL) will enable school leaders to better (a) assess the status of their school’s systems, (b) associate assessment results with areas for improvement, and (c) determine leadership tasks for systems improvement. CALL development is guided by rigorous research and validated by comparing the results to value-added measures of student learning, school climate surveys, and local measures of leadership effectiveness. More information is available here.