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Assessment Resources



All Things Assessment
Welcome to a collaborative site where educators can discover new assessment practices, as well as ideas for refining their current systems or processes. This purely objective resource is for educators committed to ensuring student success through best assessment practices.

Educator Reference Desk

The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. This site was created by the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk.

Exemplars

This site has sample mathematics and science performance assessments. The Exemplars organization offers a yearly subscription to math and science publications and offers professional development workshops for school districts.

McREL International 

National web site for standards based education, assessment and instruction. Much of Robert Marzano’s work can be found here.

Northwest Regional Education Lab (NWERL)

This is the home page of the Northwest Regional Education Lab in Portland, Oregon.. NWREL take our priorities from the educational needs of the region and of the nation. Our current projects address classroom teaching and learning; research, evaluation, and assessment; school and district improvement; and school, family, and community.

Formative Assessment

Dylan Wiliam

Dr. Wiliam is an internationally recognized leader in the development of effective, research-based formative assessment. Beyond his personal website, other resources can be found at the Learning Sciences Dylan Wiliam Center

Shirley Carke

Effective learning through formative assessment. 

Michigan FAME Project

Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME) “Working collaboratively, educators will learn, implement, and reflect on the formative assessment process in order to guide student learning and teachers’ instructional practices.”

Understanding by Design Sites

Big Ideas

The site features resources from Grant Wiggins on the use of the Understanding by Design.

Jay Mc Tighe and Associates
The web page for information and resources from Jay McTighe for Understanding by Design.

UbD for Educators

Understanding by Design —  is a framework for designing curriculum, assessments, and instruction using a “backward design” approach. Development of units starts with the enduring understandings and essential questions. The second stage is determining what acceptable evidence will be to know that the students truly understands. The final stage then focuses on developing the instructional to ensure learning.