The purpose of the Assessment Workshop is to help educators improve assessment practices. We cover some assessment basics but aim to go deeper on key concepts, including many that are often misunderstood and overlooked.
We support educators through:
Nine-lesson video series available to educators free of charge.
Lessons are accompanied by research and other resources.
Note taking template and facilitator guides available by request.
Customized solutions for your assessment-related challenges.
The latest posts featuring explainers
and site announcements.
- Computer Adaptive TestingThe Appeal of Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) Teachers and local school administrators are enamored with computer adaptive tests. They like them because they are shorter than traditional “fixed” tests (identical tests groups of students take) and because they yield immediate results. Modern test analyses by testing companies don’t lead to…
- The Assessment Workshop Is Now on YouTubeThe Assessment Workshop now has a YouTube channel where you can find brief explainers drawn from our full lessons.
- Motivation to learn, another benefit of formative assessmentFormative assessment is a multistep instructional process focused on specific learning targets. Research shows that this process, effectively implemented, can lead to achievement gains, particularly for lower performing students. Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning…
- What is the difference between formative and summative assessment?One of the most common questions we receive from educators is about the difference between formative and summative assessment. Classroom formative assessment is a multistep instructional process focused on specific learning targets. Classroom summative assessment is a process that leads to the documentation and certification of student performance. Key differences…