Report: Equity and Assessment: Moving Towards Culturally Responsive Assessment

Hello all, 

the National Institute for Learning Outcomes and Assessment (NILOA) recently put out an occasional paper examining the relationship between equity and assessment.They sought out to answer how consequential can assessment be to learning when assessment approaches may not be inclusive of diverse learners? The paper argues that for assessment to meet the goal of improving student learning and authentically document what students know and can do, a culturally responsive approach to assessment is needed. In describing what culturally responsive assessment entails, this paper offers a rationale as to why change is necessary, proposes a way to conceptualize the place of students and culture in assessment, and introduces three ways to help make assessment culturally responsive. 

read the report here.