Resource Bank


Understanding Assessment Resources for Parents_Edutopia

This document is an annotated bibliography of resources on assessment for parents.

Understanding Bias in Assessment Design

Three-page resource from Learner-Centered Initiatives provides brief description, reflective questions and a rubric for self-study in design process to avert bias.

Using Assessment Information to Make Sound Decisions (MAC videoconference– Carol Commodore)

This MAC produced video conference featuring Carol Commodore, co-author of Balanced Assessment Systems, Leadership, Quality and the Role of Classroom Assessment highlights the seven actions needed to achieve a balanced district assessment system.

Using Tests to Evaluate Classroom Teachers

This paper discusses how student achievement tests can be used in teacher evaluation.

Using the Formative Assessment Process to Enhance Student Learning in an Online Environment

The webinar on this event page features experienced K-12 online teachers adapting their formative practes to an online environment. Technology tools well designed to illuminate learning targets and collect evidence of student understanding in real time are featured.

Using the MAEIA Assessments to Determine Educator Effectiveness

This paper describes how educators can use performance assessment data to demonstrate their effectiveness.

Using the Wrong Tools to Appraise Educational Quality

Video Clip: Margaret Heritage: What conditions does a school district need to create to emphasize and shift assessment practice to more assessment for learning and less assessment of learning?

In this short video Margaret Heritage identifies factors and conditions necessary for districts to integrate and sustain the use of assessment to support learning (AFL) in their assessment system.

Webinar 3 – FAMEous Wednesday Webinar Series #3

This recorded webinar features two teachers explaining how they provide and use feedback that moves student learning forward. They highlight technology tools, equity issues for their students and their quest to provide rigorous curriculum.

Webinar 4 – FAMEous Wednesday Webinar Series #4

The 4th webinar in the FAMEous series focuses on building relationship to create an equitable learning culture remotely. High expectations, student assets, real-world and relevant tasks are highlighted.

Website: Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

This project was funded by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft. The project concluded in 2012 and resulted in a repository of new forms of assessment designed to begin fundamental changes in how education is approached worldwide.

What’s in a name? How the ALN uses key assessment terms

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