According to James Popham on this episode of ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio, assessment literacy is the most cost-effective way to improve learning. But assessment is often rife with bias, so educators should engage in activities designed to minimize assessment bias.
James Popham has spent most of his career at UCLA teaching courses in instructional methods for prospective teachers and graduate-level courses in evaluation and measurement. He is the author of Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry. Host Kelisa Wing is a Language Arts teacher at Faith Middle School in Fort Benning, Georgia, and an ASCD Emerging Leader.