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 1: Communicate with Students and Parents
Guideline: Progress reporting to students and parents is critical to the feedback loop for formative assessment. However, feedback is more than just passing along assessment results. Parents and students need to know the student's strengths and weaknesses associated with subject content and how to improve identified weak areas. Additionally, teachers need to be cognizant of how and what they communicate to students and parents. Special attention must be given to communicating with parents whose primary language is not English.