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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: Determine if Revisions to Original Assessment are Warranted

Guideline: Formative assessments provide feedback to the student and the teacher. Besides using results to adjust instructional delivery, teachers can use results to revise the assessment instrument. An improved assessment can be more effective in identifying student strengths and weaknesses.


Classroom Action Research

Action Research is a tool teachers can use to determine whether revisions to an original classroom assessment are warranted. Classroom Action Research provides teachers a process to follow when wondering if they conducted the assessment another way, would it turn out to be a better assessment. This resource from the Madison (Wisconsin) Metroplitan School District provides a series of references related to Action Research.

Linking Classroom Assessment with Student Learning

This Education Testing Service resource offers an overview of classroom assessment and its link to instruction. It also addresses planning assessments, involving students, assessing the assessment and reviewing the results after the assessment has been conducted.

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