This article contrasts assessment for learning with assessment of learning, pointing out the different impacts each has on student learning.
Diagnostic tests are defined, and their use described, in this Learning Point.
This Learning Point describes what a learning progression is and why it is integral to formative assessment.
This Learning Points provides a summary of how learning targets can be used to enhance instruction and student learning
The Next Generation Science Standards are described in this Learning Point.
This Learning Point describes some key characteristics of summative assessment and describes its role within a balanced assessment system.
This Learning Point explains questioning strategies as a powerful tool for teachers and students to collect and use information about student understanding in order to move learning forward.
This Learning Point describes the conditions for effective use of formative assessment practices in a classroom.
This Learning Point provides an overview of the components of a balanced assessment system.
This ThinkPoint describes what matrix sampling is, when it might be used, and some of the benefits and challenges of using it when assessing all students in a group may not be necessary.
The basics of assessment literacy are described in this Learning Point.
Formative assessment, as defined in the Michigan FAME program, is described in this Learning Point.