K12: Assessment

Mapping the Gaps on Assessment (2012).
This interactive multi-media report maps the gaps between expert explanations and public understandings of assessment. Data from interviews with both educational experts and lay informants are compared to examine gaps in understanding that can be addressed through strategic communications strategies. Video and audio data from peer discourse sessions are used to illustrate key findings.

Cognitive Media Analysis on Assessment (2012).
This report is part of a series that analyzes media discourses regarding learning, education and education reform and how these discourses impact public understanding of these issues. In this installment, Frameworks researchers analyzed and identified dominant media frames regarding educational assessment. Relevant stories from newspapers across the country, television broadcasts and news-oriented blogs between October 1, 2010 through October 1, 2011 were examined.