Resource Bank


Assessing Students’ Affect Related to Assessment for Learning

This article by Stiggins and Popham includes inventories focused on four key variables relevant to AFL classrooms.

Assessing Students with Disabilities

This paper presents a brief description of the assessments students with disabilities are required to participate in.

Assessing the Learning That Matters Most: Bright Points of Light Challenges Taking it Forward, Institute for the Future of Learning

The appendices in this paper include many current resources that support the development and implementation of performance assessment.

Assessment Advances Michigan’s Top 10 in 10 Strategic Goals

The Top 10 in 10 goals for Michigan education are laid out in this table,

Assessment as a positive influence on 21st century teaching and learning

This article describes the characteristics of high quality assessment at the classroom, school, and state levels.

Assessment as a Positive Influence on 21st Century Teaching and Learning: A Systems Approach to Progress

Assessment as a Positive Influence on 21st Century Teaching and Learning: A Systems Approach to Progress, James W. Pellegrino. Educational Psychology, Volume 20, Issue 2 , December 2014 , Pages 65-77. Creative Commons license:

Assessment Blueprint Example & Template

This tool demonstrates a draft plan (blueprint), including: purpose, item rigor, item type, and item alignment to standards.

Assessment Crisis: The Absence of Assessment for Learning

This resource describes the impact of the absence of formative assessment in many classrooms.

Assessment For Learning: 10 Principles 

This site offers a free download of the poster produced by the Assessment Reform Group (ARG) in 2002, which summarizes the key features resulting from research into Assessment for Learning.

Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching: online course from the National STEM Learning Centre

This free, online course is designed for K-12 STEM teachers. It features Christine Harrison, Andrea Mappleback, and Dylan Wiliam.

Assessment Learning Modules Series

The Assessment Learning Modules are aligned to Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as a core to all MAC professional learning opportunities. The modules were developed by the MAC and authored by nationally-recognized assessment experts. Each module provides an opportunity for engagement, reflection, and access to tools and other resources that can support professional learning.

Assessment Literacy Standards: A National Imperative MAC, Inc. 2017

This document explains the need for increased assessment literacy, defines assessment literacy, includes assessment literacy standards for students, teachers, administrators and policy makers.  It includes references and a glossary of terms