Guiding Principles for Classroom Assessments
This document has been developed to guide Illinois educators as they create balanced assessment systems at the classroom, school, and district levels. Balanced assessment systems produce useful data that guide school improvement. In addition, this document provides guidance concerning the measurement of student growth as part of a valid and reliable performance evaluation plan.
Assessment Quality Principles
The Council of Chief State School Officers has made a commitment to high-quality assessments aligned to College- and Career-Readiness. In doing so, the CCSSO has outlined the components of a high quality assessment system, including summative, interim, and classroom assessments. Those outlined recommendations are included here.
Partnership Resource Center
Articles on Assessment
Heritage, M. (2007). Formative assessment: What do teachers need to know and do? Phi Delta Kappa, 89(2): 758-65
McManus, S. (2008). Attributes of effective formative assessment. Washington, D.C: Council of Chief State School Officers.