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Assessment and Testing Resources



Authentic Assessment : Online Assessment Resources for Teachers
This site serves as a clearinghouse to connects users to articles on authentic assessment, and examples of rubrics and other authentic assessments. From the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/assess.cfm
Buros Institute: Test Reviews Online
The Buros Institute, publishers of the Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print, has created this online index to educational, psychological and vocational tests. Search by title, category or keyword. Use this site to identify the location of the test reviews, then find the reviews in the cited publications that are available in the David and Lorraine Cheng Library's Reference collection.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp
Classroom Assessment Techniques
Recommended for college instructors these assessment techniques from Indiana University at Bloomington can be readily adapted to the elementary and high school level. They offer quick, simple, non-graded, in-class activities for teachers to assess their methods and for students to assess their own learning. The techniques may give both you and your students useful feedback on the teaching-learning process.
Grades: 3 - 12
http://citl.indiana.edu/services/assessStudentLearning.php
Compendium of Assessment and Research Tools (CART)
CART is a database that provides information on the measurement of youth development programs. Useful to administrators and educational leaders the database provides descriptions of research instruments, tools, rubrics, and guides for studying the effectiveness of school-based activities. While offering few of the actual instruments, the database allows users to locate research tools in various areas of study, offering brief descriptions, target populations and contact information.
Grades: K - 12
http://cart.rmcdenver.com/index.cgi
ETS Test Collection Database
The ETS (Educational Testing Service) Test Collection includes citations to 20,000 tests and measurement instruments, with contact and availability information. Search by author, title or descriptor (subject). You must contact the publisher to obtain access to most tests.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.ets.org/test_link/about
Get Ready to Read!
Sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities this resource is dedicated to building the literacy skills of preschoolers. It provides resources and information for parents, educators and librarians, including a screening tool to assess a child's early literacy skills. Provides recommendations for early literacy activities. Spanish version available.
Grades: PreK - 2
http://www.getreadytoread.org
Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education
Established by the Educational Testing Service in 2011, the Gordon Commission brought together a panel of educational leaders to study how assessment can support learning in the 21st century. Reports of the Gordon Commission are available from the Publications tab.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.gordoncommission.org
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything--Assessment and Rubrics
Well-knows educator Kathy Schrock provides links to assessment and rubric information, including rubric builders, Common Core State Standards rubrics, rubrics for technology projects, subject specific rubrics, graphic organizers, as well as articles about rubrics.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.schrockguide.net/assessment-and-rubrics.html
MidLink Magazine: Teacher Resource Room: Rubrics and Evaluation Resources
These rubric templates in Excel spreadsheet formats are zipped files for faster downloading. The spreadsheet format is useful for teachers who want to create rubrics, but who have limited access to the Internet. MidLink Magazine is sponsored by SASinSchool, NC State University and University of Central Florida.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/ho.html
Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation (PARE)
PARE is an on-line journal that provides access to articles on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice that are useful to both teachers and researchers. PARE is listed among the ejournals in education by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition( SPARC), and the website for the AERA SIG "Communications Among Researchers".
Grades: K - 12
http://PAREonline.net
RubiStar
RubiStar helps teachers create rubrics quickly and easily and explains why, when, and how to use a rubric. Tutorials help to make customized rubrics, and provide ways to analyze the data about the performance of a whole class. If registered your rubrics can be saved. This site is supported by the Advanced Learning Technologies project at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.
Grades: K - 12
http://rubistar.4teachers.org
teachervision.com: Assessment
Offers a tutorial that explains how to use and develop rubrics, and a Rubric Library that provides samples for all grade levels and subject areas. A free, downloadable blank rubric is also available. Part of the Family Education Network.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6364.html

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