The Why

Validity is critical because all assessments should provide accurate and valuable information about learning.

The How

NHLI teaches you how to gather qualitative and quantitative data to assess how assessments are benefiting students in the classroom. Looking at student work and student learning provides the most powerful tools for improving assessment.

The Why

Validity helps educators know they are fully understanding how their students are learning.

The How

NHLI helps better arm educators with the resources to guide students’ future learning. These resources include through redesigned assessment systems and broader tools to evaluate student learning.

The Why

Validity helps educators see the correlations (or disparities) between large-scale assessments and their state’s own assessments.

The How

NHLI supports districts and schools in understanding these similarities or differences to help drive real change in assessment design. Teachers learn to trust the assessments they design for the classroom.

The Why

Validity helps increase the effectiveness of teaching by empowering educators and allowing them to see measurable results from their work.

The How

NHLI ensures assessments are both valid AND reliable, so it is clear the assessment is doing all it can to support every student’s learning and future.

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