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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 2: Plan Future Assessments Based on Students' Strengths and Weaknesses

Guideline: Assessment results will identify student strengths and weaknesses. With this information, teachers can plan future assessments focusing on what students know and do not know. In doing so, the effectiveness of the assessment process can be maximized.


Protocol: Analyzing and Learning from Student Work

As noted at the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership website, "This protocol provides a set of guidelines for structuring conversations among teachers about student work. Its goal is to foster a common understanding of student learning expectations and to provide a collaborative forum for examining student work." The protocol originates from the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership. Though developed for mathematics, it may be useful for any subject matter.

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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