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What is the role of the assessment leader at the intersection of
Mission/vision and problem-finding?
Problem-finding and benchmarking?
Benchmarking and mission/vision?
Post your responses to the questions above. How will your insights about these inter-relationships inform and shape your decision-making as an assessment leader? Be sure to cite information from the uploaded files to support your answer.
For this week’s Discussion, you will analyze the inter-relationships involved in data-driven decision making and evaluate the impact of those relationships on your work as assessment leader. Begin by examining the Venn diagram located in the inital Week 2 Discussion area.
Venn diagrams are graphic organizers used to show relationships between different concepts or entities.This Venn diagram illustrates how mission/vision, problem-finding, and benchmarking each depend on data. However, there are additional relationships illustrated on the diagram that may not be as clear. Reflect on the Venn diagram and consider your learning this week. With these thoughts in mind, answer the following questions:
Walden Library Article: Stiggins, R. (2004). New assessment beliefs for a new school mission. Phi Delta Kappan, 86(1), 22–27. Retrieved from the Academic Search complete database.
Focus On: As you read, consider the author’s suggestions for tapping the full power of assessment for school improvement. How will you avoid the “mistaken beliefs” about assessment to become an effective assessment leader?
Article: Parsley, D., & Galvin, M. (2008). Think systemically, act systemically. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 4(4), 4–10. Retrieved from http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/Journals/AASA_Journal_of_Scholarship_and_Practice/Winter08FINAL.pdf
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