After our work at the NWP Annual Meeting in Orlando, the MAP Committee met in Davis, California in February 2011. Our goals were to review our overall assessment framework in light of feedback we've received and to reflect on the implications of design in tools like rubrics and graphic representations. What do different designs signal about what is valued in an assessment context and how threads of value inter-relate?
Reviewing Our Assessment Framework
We looked together at the feedback we received on the emerging framework that we shared at the NWP Annual Meeting. There was much rich discussion at the Annual Meeting, and the committee got a real sense from the group how teachers would want to participate and use all or part of our work. That led to some refining of the domains, or areas, in our framework.