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Can Balanced, Quality Assessment Practices Positively Impact School Culture?

This blog post authored by Carol Commodore for Corwin outlines how  strong school culture is supported by a balanced, quality assessment system.

Constructing Assessment Tasks that Blend Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science Practices for Classrooms

This article describes how assessment systems can use a combination of science outcomes in a variety of approaches to science assessment.

Criteria Assessment Checklist

Useful checklist identifies criteria that should be considered when developing or selecting assessments for the district system

Criteria for High-Quality Assessment

This paper describes the criteria for judging the qualities of student assessment.

DCI Arrangements of the Next Generation Science Standards

This resource provides a table of the K-12 NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas.

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

This article describes how the NGSS can be used to create a more innovative science assessment system.

Formative Assessment: An Enabler of Learning

This short article by Margaret Heritage summarizes what we know about the potential of formative assessment practice to support and advance learning.

Formative Assessment and Next-Generation Assessment Systems: Are We Losing an Opportunity?

This paper lays out a vision for formative assessment with the hope that the two assessment consortia - PARCC and SBAC - would include formative assessment in their then-emerging assessment systems.

Formative Assessment Evidence Gathering Tools

List of 48 tools/tactics  that can be utilized to gather evidence of student thinking, a key part of the formative assessment process.

Fundamental Assessment Principles for Teachers and School Administrators

This article presents basic assessment learning principles for teachers and administrators.

Getting to the heart of authentic Assessment for Learning

This article describes the essential features of assessment for learning from an international perspective. It also contrasts assessment for learning and formative assessment.

Helping Michigan to Become the State of Assessment Literacy – Susan Brookhart

Assessment Learning Network, 2016-17 – Event 3, Event Page