Assessment Learning Network Resources

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Learning Point – Diagnostic Assessments

Diagnostic tests are defined, and their use described, in this Learning Point. 

Learning Point – Formative Assessment

Formative assessment, as defined in the Michigan FAME program, is described in this Learning Point.

Learning Point – Fundamental Understandings for Assessment Literacy

The Learning Point briefly describes the six basic assessment understandings needed by educators.

Learning Point – Growth:  More Than Choosing A Model

This Learning Point describes some of the nuances of calculating and using growth scores in educator evaluation.

Learning Point – Interim/Benchmark Assessments

Interim benchmark assessments are described in this Learning Point.

Learning Point – Key Assessment Terms

This Learning Point describes several key assessment technical terms in non-technical language.

Learning Point – Learning Progressions

This Learning Point describes what a learning progression is and why it is integral to formative assessment.

Learning Point – Necessary Conditions for Formative Assessment

This Learning Point describes the conditions for effective use of formative assessment practices in a classroom.

Learning Point – Performance Assessment

Performance assessment is defined, and its use described, in this Learning Point.

Learning Point – Planning: Role in the Formative Assessment Process

This Learning Point describes one of the elements of formative assessment as defined in the Michigan FAME program.

Learning Point – Proficiency & Growth

This Learning Point describes the difference between proficiency and growth in student achievement.

Learning Point – Science Assessment

The impact of the Next Generation Science Standards on science assessment is described in this Learning Point.