All learners will have engaging and empowering learning experiences both in and outside of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society.
To meet this goal, we recommend the following action:
2.2 Recommendation: Build the capacity of educators and educational institutions to use technology to improve assessment materials and processes for both formative and summative uses.
States and districts should seek objective advice about the quality of available assessment instruments, mechanisms for assessment delivery and scoring, and the timely use of assessment information in monitoring outcomes and continuously improving the processes of teaching and learning. Building the capacity to use technology to measure what matters will not be accomplished overnight, and to accelerate progress the Department of Education should connect assessment and technology experts with education policymakers and practitioners to support the transition. This should include creating forums and resources that enable experts to advise states and districts about using technology to substantially improve the quality of their assessment materials and processes on an ongoing basis.
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