Minding the Gap: Educators’ Differing Perceptions of Classroom Assessments

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While principals and administrators underestimate the amount of time teachers spend creating and grading assessments, they also overestimate the abilities of their current grading systems to automatically score, record, analyze, and share student performance data.

This research provides a new, fresh look at the perception and reality surrounding classroom assessments. This report reveals:

  • The actual amounts of time teachers spend creating and grading assessments.
  • How principals overestimate the use of scanners and other technology solutions used in scoring assessments in their own schools.
  • Why twice as many teachers as principals and administrators consider the grading process burdensome.  
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