Tough question. It is essential that we give kids great assessments. I have often talked about “junk in, junk out.” Spend hours analyzing data that comes from a “junk” assessment, you will not have the good information that can help you teach differently tomorrow, or help individual students grow and succeed.
The importance of quality assessment tools is not a question as much as: HOW do we make sure we are using quality assessments?
Checklists for both Typical classroom, and common assessments, performance assessments and even a tool to serve as a graphic organizer for planning an assessment can be dowloaded by clicking the links below.
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