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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: Establish the Purpose of the Formative Assessment(s)



A Descriptive Analysis of State-Supported Formative Assessment Initiatives in New York and Vermont  

This document provides links to a Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Island report examining formative assessment initiatives in New York and Vermont. The provided URL links are to a report summary and the complete report.

Formative Assessment Strategies

This link to the Data Use for Improving Learning website provides an overview of the formative assessment strategies in graphic form.

Integrating Assessment With Instruction

Developed by Education Northwest, formerly the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Toolkit98 is designed to assist teachers to become better assessors of student learning. Chapter 2 addresses Integrating Assessment With Instruction. The chapter offers insights on the relationship between assessment and instruction. Bringing the two together defines the purpose for classroom assessment.

Is Formative Assessment Losing Its Meaning?

In this August 2005 EdWeek article, Stephen Chappuis of the Assessment Training Institute warns against homogenizing the concept of formative assessment. He points out formative assessment is more than just more frequent testing.



The Formative Purpose: Assessment Must First Promote Learning

This presentation, given by Dylan Wiliam at the 2005 Council of Chief State School Officers National Conference on Large Scale Assessment, explains the purpose of formative assessment.

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