Component 1E: Designing Student Assessments
3 Guidelines to Eliminating Assessment Fog
Are you confused about your classroom grading? Are the students? Assessment fog can make it hard to focus on learning targets and make real progress. This article reiterates the importance of assessing for skills over compliance, communicating clear goals to the student, and giving students a variety of options to show their learning.
5 Characteristics of Quality Assessments
These short articles are written as an overview to assist either a beginning or struggling teacher with assessment development.
Student Engagement, Motivation, and Consequential Relevance
Planning to Assess: How to Align Your Instruction and Assessments
This playlist of videos will you unpack the standards you are using in your classroom to create learning experiences and assessments that align to intended outcomes.
8 Questions Teachers Should Ask Themselves Before Giving an Assessment
This blog post can help teachers reflect upon the purpose of their assessments as a learning tool for students and a mechanism to drive instruction.
Guidance for Developing and Selecting Quality Assessments in the Elementary School Classroom
This extensive document from the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc., covers a variety of assessment types in detail including formative assessment, observation checklists, anecdotal notes, work samples and portfolios, running records, student self evaluations, and summative assessments. A concluding section discusses the ways assessment should inform instruction.