In support of our mission to improve student learning and achievement for all students, we address the current circumstances facing our schools in responding to the growing public rejection of racial inequity in American society and call for societal changes that ensure equity of opportunity and safety for Black students and other people of color.
This article outlines how to achieve a balanced assessment system, and the components in such systems.
Schedule and registration link for 2018-19 Assessment Learning Network events
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Thinking About Literacy, Learning Progressions and Instruction
This article describes how to evaluate the quality and utility of interim benchmark assessments.
Assessment Learning Network, 2017-18 – Event 2, Event Page
This article is a summary of an ASCD book on the different types of data collected and used or different purposes.
This guide commissioned by CCSSO provides a description of growth models currently used in education. The paper was authored by Andrew Ho and Katherine Castellano.
This paper provides an accessible review of student growth percentiles used in growth models.
This paper is a report from the Gordon Commission on proposed changes to the purposes and methods of assessment.
The Top 10 in 10 goals for Michigan education are laid out in this table,
This article describes the characteristics of high quality assessment at the classroom, school, and state levels.
This tool demonstrates a draft plan (blueprint), including: purpose, item rigor, item type, and item alignment to standards.