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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 4: Determine How and Where to Retain Assessment Data

Guideline: Conducting formative assessments on a regular basis may result in a data storage and retrieval issue for teachers. In determining where and how to store assessment data, consideration should be given to student access to personal data and assessment results in a way which maintains student privacy. Without this access, the effectiveness of the feedback between the teacher and student is adversely impacted.


Data Dashboards for School Directors

This Washington State School Directors' Association guide explains how data dashboards can be a useful tool for monitoring student achievement and performance. While intended for school directors or school board members, its content may be useful to teachers.

Graphing and Analyzing Classroom Data

This Maryland Department of Education resource offers an online workshop on "how to graph and analyze classroom data to create useful information." Though oriented toward the Maryland state assessment system, the content may be useful for all classroom teachers.


This North Central Regional Educational Laboratory resource offers an overview of student portfolios and how they can be used.

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.