Assessing skills and dispositions

How does the use of Tessera personalized feedback reports contribute to 8th graders’ development of skills and dispositions key to middle to high school transition?

As a teacher and Middle School leader, I was aware of the work that our Doha teachers were doing with standardized assessments of success skills, similar to those defined in our ACS expected school-wide learning results.  When a new standardized assessment, called “Tessera,” was introduced in 2016, I recognized that it had the potential to provide a very different kind of formative student progress data.  My learners need feedback on their development of the skills they will rely on to be successful in high school and in life.  Kristie Sheard, Project Leader, ACS Cobham International School