Assessment Literacy

A young student handing an assessment to a teacher who is sitting at her desk in front of the classroom.

Every educator is involved in some form of assessment, whether the assessments used are statewide standardized assessments or teacher-created classroom assessments. The information gathered from assessments can inform educators about student performance and about instructional practice. This collection focuses on resources to support educators in understanding the purposes of assessment and how to interpret and use assessment data to inform future actions.

Understanding Assessments

These resources will help educators understand why and how assessments are used, as well as the purposes of different types of assessments. Some of these resources also include information on developing high-quality assessments.