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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 1: Identify Available Pre-existing Assessments

Guideline: There are a number of pre-existing assessment instruments available for teachers to use. The challenge lies in identifying the instuments useful for a teacher's assessment purpose. Having an approach to identify and properly evaluate useful pre-existing formative assessments is imperative.


Commercially Available Assessments

This list of commercially available assessments is provided for informational purposes. The center has neither reviewed nor endorses the assessments listed or the organizations offering them.

Kansas Assessment Program Management Tool

This link is to the Kansas Assessment Program Management Tool. As noted at its website, the "KCA TestBuilder is a free online tool that allows teachers to prepare for the state-mandated Kansas Assessments. Using the same KCA testing engine that is used for the Kansas Assessments, teachers can create and administer their own standards-based formative practice tests in a secure online environment."

While specific to Kansas, it is offered as an example of what a state might do to support formative assessment.



Curriculum-based Measurement in Mathemtics: An Evidence-based Formative Assessment Procedure

This link is to a Center on Instruction report on M-CBM (Mathematics Curriculum-based Measurement). As noted at its website, the report provides "a brief history, basic procedures, implications for practice and further resources. It also reviews the research that supports the use of M-CBM."

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.