Tools & Strategies for Developing and Using Learning Progressions

If you’ve attended an educational conference recently, you have probably heard curriculum or assessment experts extolling the virtues of learning progressions as a means to monitor and plan instruction. This PowerPoint was presented at the CCSSO FAST-SCASS meeting on February 2, 2008 by Karin Hess. The presentation identifies 4 interrelated guiding principles of learning progressions and then describes ways in which formative assessment can be used to develop new learning progressions or to refine or validate existing ones. One tool described in the PowerPoint, Analysis to Action, is also posted here.