Wide-Ranging Evidence of Learning
Multiple forms of student learning data are collected, analyzed, displayed, valued, and used to inform instruction. Students write essays, create artwork and dances, give speeches, build models, design and administer surveys, write code, create apps, create videos and podcasts, and much more—in addition to taking tests and exams.
Teachers provide rich feedback to students, and students have the opportunity and responsibility to assess their own work as well. In schools that embrace Inspired Teaching’s 5 Core Elements, all kinds of evidence of student learning is visible. Classroom and hallway walls are covered with student work—essays, explanations, artwork, photography, blueprints, models, and more. When visitors enter the school, students have a lot to tell them—about what they are studying and why, what they’ve figured out so far and what they are striving to discover next.