What is the Assessment Design Toolkit?
The Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation (CSAI) at WestEd, along with other educational partners, created a toolkit that includes videos and supplemental materials to help teachers write and select well-designed assessments.
How can you use the Assessment Design Toolkit?
Educators can use this toolkit to:
Empower educators to become master assessment designers who plan, write, and select assessments which provide a clear sense of student learning.
Make informed decisions about using specific types of question items and improve current assessments.
Improve assessment literacy among teachers, especially teachers of non-tested grades and subjects who do not have state assessments to measure student growth.
Post modules to online learning platforms as professional development for teachers to access independently. Teams of teachers, Professional Learning Communities, and school departments can also use the modules to improve assessment literacy.
- CSAI Assessment Design Toolkit Part II: Five Elements of Assessment Design This part of the toolkit provides an introduction to the five elements of assessment design including: alignment, rigor, precision, bias and scoring.
- CSAI Assessment Toolkit Part III: Writing and Selecting Assessments This part of the toolkit focuses on the types of items and assessments you can write or select: selected-response items, constructed-response items, performance tasks and portfolio assessments