Resource Bank


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

Assessment Literacy Standards Glossary MAC , Inc. 2018

This living document, is continually updated on the MAC website to reflect terms used in the Assessment Literacy Standards as well as terms used in the MAC developed Assessment Learning Modules

Assessment Training Institute Website

This resources provides a link to the Assessment Training Institute and the myriad of resources that can be obtained there. 

Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment (AAIA) 

The Association for Achievement and Improvement through Assessment (AAIA) promotes assessment practice that supports learning. The resources on this site are organized by Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning.

A Summary of Assessment Users

This chart details why different users require distinct assessments at varying times.

Balanced Assessment Systems: Redefining Excellence In Assessment

Article identifies role of schools and potential of assessment practice and system to contribute productively to education

Beliefs and Guidelines Self-Assessment Worksheet

This tool provides a quick start for a building or district team to consider their shared beliefs and understandings about assessment data and how it should and should not be used.