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Despite the importance of assessments in education today, few teachers receive much formal training in assessment design or analysis. A recent survey showed that fewer than half the states require competence in assessment for licensure as a teacher (Stiggins, 1999).  My hope is that teachers change both their view of assessments and their interpretation of results. Please view the links below to improve the quality of your classroom assessments and align the assessments with the state standards and your measurable objectives.


The benefits of assessment for both students and teachers will be boundless.


Assessments & Evaluations


The Nations Report Card


Definitions & Types of Assessments

·         A Helpful Power Point on Assessments

·         Norm-Referenced & Criterion-Referenced Tests

·         Glossary of Assessment Terms

·         Definition of Norm Referenced Tests

·         Criterion versus Norm Referenced Testing

·         Criterion and Norm Referenced Tests

·         CollegeBoard SAT  - Excellent NRT sample

·         Assessment, Measurement, Evaluation & Research

·         Why is Assessment Important

·         Intellectual, Social & Physical Assessments

·         Formative and Summative Assessments


Test Scores=Data

·         Poor Test Scores

·         Assessment Information

·         Assessing Student Performance

·         A Guide for Norm Referenced Test Scores (NRT)

·         How to Interpret NRT Scores

·         Why Teachers must be Data Experts

·         Using Data to Understand your Students

·         Using Data to Provide Feedback

·         How to Use Data Effectively

·         Search for School Data


Comic on Assessing


Effective Assessments & Research

·         Create Authenticated Assessments

·         How to Assess Student Learning

·         Assessment Strategies

·         Whys & Hows of Assessments

·         Recognize who your Students are

·         Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation


Align Assessments with Objectives

·         Write Assessments based on written Objectives

·         Align Assessments with Objectives

·         Align Assessment with Learning Outcomes

·         Align Instruction with Assessments

·         Aligning Assessments with Objectives



Use Variety in your Assessments


Assessing different types of knowledge

Various Formative Assessments

Innovative Formative Assessments

Alternative Assessments & Strategies

Peer Assessment

56 Different Formative Assessments

7 Quick Formative Assessments



Create Multiple Choice Tests

Cooperative Learning Evaluation Guides

Entertaining Quiz

60 Formative Assessment Strategies

Gamified Quizzes

Create online Quizzes with Kahoot


·         Types of Rubrics

·         Know your Rubrics

·         Create RubricsCreate, save and share rubrics

·         Assessments and Rubrics

·         Rubrics for Teachers

·         Cooperative Learning Rubrics

·         Participation Rubric

·         Rubric for Math Presentation

·         Math Rubric Generator


Content Area Assessments



Bloom’s Math Questions

Blooms Assessment for Math

Math Quiz

15 Math Formative Assessments

Assessments to check for Understanding



Reading Assessment Databbase

Formative Assessment Process

ELA resources




Social Studies

History Assessments

Social Studies Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment Strategies



Assessment Accommodations & Modifications

Types of Assessment Accommodations

Differentiated Assessment Strategies

Assessment and Differentiation

Rubrics for Special Education

Holistic vs Analytical Rubrics

Create a Holistic Rubric Video





Stiggins, R. J. (1999). Evaluating classroom assessment training in teacher education programs. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 18(1), 23–27.



Updated 1/2/2021

Email Address:          Cindy.Barnes@my.gcu.edu
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