Assessment and Classroom Learning
Authored by Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam, this 1998 seminal article provides practical applications of classroom assessment. Black and Wiliam are leading proponents of classroom assessment.
Attributes of Effective Formative Assessment
This link connects to a paper describing five attributes of effective formative assessment. The paper is a Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) work product coordinated by Sarah McManus of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
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.
Learning About Assessment: Evaluation of Ten-State Effort to Build Assessment Capacity in High Schools
This link is a to CCSSO sponsored report evaluating a ten state effort to build assessment capacity in high schools.
This link is to a paper describing how learning progressions support instruction and formative assessment. The paper is a CCSSO work product authored by Margaret Heritage of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing.
Measure for Measure: A Critical Consumer's Guide to Reading Comprehension Assessments for Adolescents
This link is to the Carnegie Corporation of New York's report reviewing nine commonly used, commercially available reading assessment instruments. This guide is for educators involved with selecting assessments.
The Classroom Assessment KnowledgeBase
The Classroom Assessment KnowledgeBase is an online resource for state education agencies 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.
The Curriculum Mapping KnowledgeBase
The Curriculum Mapping KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals in the development and use of curriculum mapping as part of their instructional strategies. The KnowledgeBase is based on four phases derived from The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development, authored by Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson, and published by ASCD: Alexandria, VA.
Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making
This link is to an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) practice guide on the use of student achievement data. As noted in the document's overview, "The purpose of this practice guide is to help K-12 teachers and administrators use student achievement data to make instructional decisions intended to raise student achievement."