Supporting a Student-Centered Approach to Assessment

Focus Area: Leading Through Change

Instructional Coaches, Leaders

Phase: Targeted Support

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Flexible learning requires flexible assessment. Flexible assessments should be fair, authentic, formative, and useful in the classroom or online. Assessment can be a tool for learning, feedback and motivation. In this session, we build awareness around the challenges and potential of assessing progress, including the use of feedback from stakeholders, reviewing data from reliable tools, and more. The parallel need to assess progress with teachers and students can create synergy and data streams that together tells us how instruction is going, and what steps we can take to support teachers. This workshop is designed to guide participants in using data, assessment, and feedback from stakeholders to drive progress in student learning.


This session is designed to support school and district leaders such as coaches, teacher leaders, principals, and district administrators who play key roles in leading flexible learning environments. 


  •  2 hours
  • Participants will need a camera, microphone, and a Zoom-enabled device


I use data and feedback from stakeholders to drive progress in student learning outcomes.

Learning Experience


  • Define the four purposes of assessment
  • Assess Data Streams
  • Examine flexible assessment examples using an Artifact Protocol


  • Explore how to effectively collect data from reliable tools and feedback from stakeholders
  • Evaluate Data Streams in breakout groups using real-world scenarios
  • Examine ways to make flexible learning doable


  • Synthesize new learning to build a plan for implementation
  • Create a ‘data dashboard’ and process to ensure cyclical review and feedback
  • Review plans and exchange peer feedback