Resource Bank


Using the MAEIA Assessments to Determine Educator Effectiveness

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

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.

What’s Worth Fighting for Against in Grading?

This source is a suggested resource to supplement the November 22nd, 2019 ALN event.

What a Difference a Word Makes: Assessment FOR learning rather than assessment OF learning helps students succeed (Winter 2006)

This article contrasts assessment for learning with assessment of learning, pointing out the different impacts each has on student learning.

What Administrators Really Need to Know About Assessment?

This brief highlights the importance of administrators' assessment literacy so that the potential to use assessment to support and advance student learning and achievement is realized.

What are adjustments to learning?

This Learn Point outlines the process a teacher uses in which students receive feedback that they can use to make adjustments in their learning tactics and set goals to improve their current and future work.

What are adjustments to teaching?

This Learning point describes the ongoing changes that teachers make to adjust teaching and learning and based on evidence in order to improve students'achievement of intended learning outcomes.

What are diagnostic assessments?

Diagnostic tests are defined, and their use described, in this Learning Point.