Resource Bank


“Assessment for Learning Research Summary”, The Open Resource Bank for Interactive Teaching, University of Cambridge

This resource is part of the DfES resource “Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools” and is a product of the Department of Education, UK.  It includes links to the original "Inside the Black Box" research publications.

8 Considerations for Establishing and Promoting a Strong Data Culture

This graphic depicts considerations and conditions that promote a school culture of using assessment data to support and advance learning.

9 Beliefs for Assessment Data Usage Systems

This infographic lists 9 beliefs for a district's consideration.

9 Ways to Motivate Students

Cognitive science tells us multiple factors can be motivating to students in assessment practice.

21st Century Science Assessment: The Future Is Now

This article outlines how to achieve a balanced assessment system, and the components in such systems.

2018-19 Assessment Learning Network Schedule

Schedule and registration link for 2018-19 Assessment Learning Network events

2020-21 Priority Instructional Content in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics

Student Achievement Partners developed this report to share research and progressions of prioritized content standards for ELA (K-12) and Mathematics (K-8) for the purpose of finding efficiencies in the curriculum as we return to school fall 2020 during COVID-19

ABCA Case Study—Mary Ruth Bird: Architect and Visionary for District-wide Assessment Literacy

This case study illustrates how participation in the Michigan Assessment Consortium’s Achieving Better Classroom Assessment (ABCA) helped one administrator define a strategy and create an outline for a three-year plan to build knowledge and understanding of three linked concepts: assessment literacy, a balanced assessment system, and formative assessment as a process. It also describes the detailed implementation plan that allowed her to embed this strategy into the work of the South Redford School District.

ACAI quiz

A Case for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting

This source is a suggested resource to supplement the November 22nd, 2019 ALN event.

Accentuate the Formative: Michigan Teachers Use Rubrics and Video to Improve their Practice

This article from the FAME research team highlights teacher’s use of formative assessment to improve their own practice.

Addressing Assessment Issues: Value of using a two-component accountability assessment system

This ThinkPoint, authored by Dr. Stuart Kahl, describes how curriculum-embedded performance assessment and portfolios might be used in place of conventional measures in accountability systems.