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11 Books and Four Websites that Deliver Assessment InsightAssessmentLiteracy.org is part of a major assessment literacy initiative sponsored by NWEA to help advance teacher education and professional learning in the effective use of assessments. The site, and this blog, feature content developed by assessment experts and educators from around the country, NWEA team members, and the National Task Force on Assessment Education.

While we are proud of the assessment content you’ll discover here, there are other great sites, as well as books that deliver a plethora of assessment education and insight. Here are 11 books and four sites that are worth reading and bookmarking:

Books to explore:

  1. Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom: A Guide for Instructional Leaders by Connie Moss and Susan Brookhart
  2. Assessment FOR Learning by Rick Stiggins
  3. Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing it Right-Using it Well by Rick Stiggins, Judith Arter, Jan Chappuis, and Stephen Chappuis
  4. Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn’t Fit All by Carolyn Chapman and Rita King
  5. Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam
  6. Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment by James Popham
  7. Revolutionize Assessment: Empower Students, Inspire Learning by Rick Stiggins
  8. The Teacher as Assessment Leader by Thomas Guskey
  9. What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Assessment by Leslie Walker Wilson
  10. What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Assessment by Donna Walker Tileston
  11. What Teachers Need to Know About Assessment by Lawrence Rudner and William Schafer

Websites to bookmark:

  1. A New Vision of Excellence in Assessment (RickStiggins.com)
  2. Michigan Assessment Consortium
  3. Assessment and Testing: Resources for Parents (Edutopia)
  4. Three Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching (Edutopia)

With the school breaks and long winter weekends, maybe you’ll have some additional time to pick up a new book or explore and bookmark some of these great sites. From all of us at AssessmentLiteracy.org, we hope you have a Happy New Year!