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Classroom Assessment KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Classroom Assessment KnowledgeBase is an online resource for state departments of education to use as part of their professional development efforts with districts and schools. Organized around five elements, it brings together concepts, how-to guidance, tools, and resources about classroom assessment.

Task 2: Analyze Result Trends

Guideline: The results of a single assessment provide a snapshot in time. The results from many assessments given over a period of time show trends highlighting how well a student understands the subject matter and concepts taught. How well the teacher analyzes assessment results impacts the usefulness of the feedback given to the student.



Creating Assessments and Scoring Tools

This Maryland Department of Education resource offers an online workshop on how to develop good assessments and rubrics. Though oriented toward the Maryland state assessment system, the content may be useful for all teachers.

Looking Collaboratively at Student Work: An Essential Toolkit

This Coalition of Essential Schools toolkit focuses on bringing together people across the school community including teachers, parents, students, and outside visitors to look at student work.

Stop-Start-Continue Worksheet

This activity adapted from "A How To Guide For School Business Partnerships" is designed to help decision makers define what is and is not working within a project and what changes should be made to the plan.  The Stop-Start-Continue Worksheet can be found on page 19.


Data Analysis: Analyzing Your State Assessment Data

This link is to the School Improvement in Maryland website's information on data analysis. Though intended for Maryland districts, the content may be useful to educators in other states.

Getting the Right Data

This article from the Virginia Department of Education's Training and Technical Assistance Center offers a four-step approach for using data in progress monitoring.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.