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Literacy Assessment Informs Instruction - Previous Revision

Quality assessment is a process of inquiry. It requires gathering information and setting conditions so that the classroom, school, and community become centers of inquiry where students, teachers, and other stakeholders can examine their learning—individually and collaboratively—and find ways to improve their practice.

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Formative Assessment that Truly Informs Instruction



Illustrations & Examples

Finding Children’s Strengths: Assessment as a Thinking Process (book chapter)

Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards, Levinson's blog, August 20, 2013

Developing Content Area Understanding through Reading and Assessment (book chapter)

Authentic Assessment in Action, Wilbert's blog, April 19, 2013

Daily Assessment with Tiered Exit Cards, Teaching Channel  



Scott FilkinsCathy Fleischer

 "Can Classroom Assessments of Student Growth Be Credibly Used to Evaluate Teachers?" English Journal, September 2013 

Making the Reading Process Visible through Performance Assessment (6-12 Strategy Guide)

Tracking and Supporting Student Learning with Kidwatching (K-8 Strategy Guide)



Professional Learning Opportunities

Close Reading: The Assessment-Instruction Connection (Web seminar)

Differentiated Assessment and Grading: Fair Isn't Always Equal (On Demand Web Seminar)

See additional On Demand Web seminars on assessment



NCTE Standards & Positions

Formative Assessment that Truly Informs Instruction

Standards for the Assessment of Reading & WritingStandards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing

NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment

Framing Statements on Assessment

NCTE Position Statement on Machine Scoring



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