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The role of assessment in support of a multi-tiered system of support

This Learning Point will help to explain the critical role of a balanced assessment system and personnel that are highly skilled in the use of this assessment system to support effective implementation of multi-tiered system of support (MTSS).

The Role of Interim Assessments in a Comprehensive Assessment System

This paper describes how interim assessments can add value to a comprehensive assessment system.

The Role of Student Achievement in the Evaluation of Teachers

This paper describes how assessment can be used in educator evaluation.

Thinking About Improvement in Student Test Performance

This paper describes how student assessment information can be used to improve student performance.

Three (3) Cs of a Balanced Assessment System

Tool organized by criteria and indicators to assist with self-survey about the district assessment system.

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 Assessment to Inspire Student Achievement

This paper represents a transcript of the keynote presentation made by Michael Nettles during the 2021 Michigan School Testing Conference (MSTC). In his address, Nettles explores creating assessments that support equity and quality in education for all learners, especially those from emerging, demographically diverse populations.

Using Assessment to Inspire Student Achievement

This paper represents a transcript of the keynote presentation made by Michael Nettles during the 2021 Michigan School Testing Conference (MSTC). In his address, Nettles explores creating assessments that support equity and quality in education for all learners, especially those from emerging, demographically diverse populations.

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

In this webinar, experienced K-12 online teachers adapt their formative practices to an online environment. They also feature technology tools that are well designed to illuminate learning targets and collect evidence of student understanding in real time.