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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.

Grading for Learning: Guidelines for supporting student success

This Learning Point outlines 8 guidelines recommended by Ken O'Connor necessary to shift from traditional grading practices to those that align with standards and support learning.

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

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

How might collaboration create a state of assessment literacy?

This Learning Point describes how the Assessment Learning Network can promote collaboration on assessment learning.

How to Design a 21st Century Assessment

Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets.

Individual Leadership Action Tool

Self-assessment survey for team, building, or central office leader about assessment knowledge and practice.

Inside the Black Box – Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment by Paul Black and Dylan William

This is the seminal article that started the focus on formative assessment, demonstrating the power and promise of the use of such practices.

Interim Assessment: What are some key characteristics?

Learn about some key characteristics you should know when selecting interim assessments. Also see "Learning Resource: Purposes for and Essential Characteristics of Interim Assessment".

Interview Question 1 – James Popham- November 1, 2018

What assessment-related concepts and procedures do educators—and others who care about student learning—need to understand in order to be considered “assessment literate?”

Interview Question 1 – Jill Willis- April 12, 2019

How do you define teacher assessment Capability? What are its important characteristics?

Interview Question 1 – Margaret Heritage and Tanya Wright- May 21, 2019

What is a comprehensive assessment system for literacy in the early grades?

Interview Question 1 – Stuart Kahl- January 30, 2019

How would you define “performance assessment?”