Why is this topic important?
In the last decade, states have implemented content standards, testing programs, and accountability mechanisms as primary tools for raising student achievement. As a result, teachers and administrators need ongoing support in organizing teaching and learning around more rigorous standards and in building cultures that use assessment information to improve learning outcomes.
What resources can we suggest?
Improving assessment in the science classroom
How to Assess Student Performance in Science: Going Beyond Multiple-Choice Tests
How to Assess Student Performance in Science: Using Classroom Assessments to Enhance Learning
Improving assessments in history
How to Assess Student Performance in History: Beyond Multiple-Choice
Improving formative assessment in literacy
Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Toolkit for Professional Developers
Toolkit includes print and multi-media materials. For more information, email us.
Tools for Providing Feedback in Reading: A Reading Assessment Handbook for
All Teachers in Grades 3-12