Assessment Learning Network


A Professional Learning Community

The Assessment Learning Network (ALN) is a professional learning community of members from Michigan’s professional education organizations. The goal of the ALN is to increase the assessment literacy of all of Michigan’s professional educators. Through engagement and shared perspectives, this learning community invests in Michigan’s children and educators by using assessment to culti­vate capable learners.

The 2020-21 ALN sessions will explore implications for teaching and assessing in virtual environments. As educators embrace the responsibility to impact learning in new distance, virtual, and hybrid environments necessitated by COVID-19 pandemic, we will amplify and enhance what we know about good assessment practice and its ability to support learning.

The ASSESSMENT LEARNING NETWORK is a unique concept that:

  • Is supported by the Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) and the Michigan Department of Education
  • Brings together the leadership from Michigan’s professional education associations
  • Offers regular engagements where diverse education leaders learn together about the power of assessment to support the development of our students, their educators and our state.

What does it mean to be an ALN Member?

Learning Points

Learning Points are accurate, concise briefs that address current assessment topics.

ALN Learning Points

ALN Events

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Assessment Literacy Standards

The Assessment Literacy Standards are the foundation of all MAC professional learning opportunities. Download the standards publication or explore more about their purpose and use.

Assessment Literacy Standards