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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: Seek Input from Colleagues and Experts

Guideline: The teacher is not an island unto himself or herself. Other colleagues, including district and regional specialists in assessment, are valuable resources for teachers when identifying, evaluating and selecting pre-existing formative assessments.


Exorcising the "Lone Ranger"

This Education Northwest resource offers lessons on how collaborative strategies can help teachers improve instruction in their classroom.

Maximizing the Impact of Teacher Collaboration

This Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement's March 2007 Newsletter identifies five factors impacting effective teacher collaboration. This article points out what is necessary to maximize collaboration among teachers.

Professional Learning Communities at School

Professional learning communities offer teachers a way to interact and collaborate with their colleagues on instructional issues. This North Carolina Department of Public Instruction resource offers an overview of professional learning communities and explores what they are, why they are important and how they are created.

Professional Learning Communities: What Are They And Why Are They Important?

This SEDL website provides an overview of professional learning communities.

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.