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Cycles of Assessment


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The strategic use of formative, interim, and summative assessments drives the teaching and learning process toward improved student outcomes. The purposeful alignment of these assessment types, their use in data inquiry cycles, and continuous improvement efforts at the student-, educator-, school-, and district-levels, is at the heart of strategic assessment systems. 


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These resources support educators’ understanding of the purpose of assessment, why it is critical for college and career readiness, and the role each assessment type plays in driving the teaching and learning process. Watch these short (2-4 minute) videos that follow Andre’ and his teacher, Ms. G, through the data inquiry journey toward college and career readiness. Use the video supplements and other resources to extend professional learning.

Cycle of Assessment Resources

Formative Assessment
Interim Assessment
Summative Assessment

For questions about this information, contact Lauren Zellmer (608) 266-8499