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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 the Types of Formative Assessment

Guideline: Many types of formative assessments are available for use in the classroom. Examples include question and answer sessions related to the lesson, short tests and quizzes, projects, skills assessments, observation of performance and simulations. The teacher's task is to understand how to use each approach effectively within the context of a specific lesson plan.


Forms of Classroom Assessment

This resource from the Ohio Department of Education's Instructional Management System provides examples of classroom assessments regularly developed and used by teachers.


Middle School Matters: Formative Assessment

This link to the Association for Middle Level Education provides a series of articles discussing aspects of formative assessment for middle school students.


Formative Assessment - A Process, Not a Test

This Education Week article by noted educator W. James Popham explains how formative assessment should be viewed an intructional process and not as a test.

Formative Assessment: Examples of Practice

This link is to a paper providing examples and non-examples of formative assessment practice. The paper is a CCSSO work product initiated and led by E. Caroline Wylie of the Education Testing Service.

Student Self-Evaluation: What the Research Says and What Practice Shows

This article at the Center for Development and Learning website reviews the research and practice on student self-evaluation.

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.