• Assessment is essential for student learning. In the classroom, assessments may take a traditional format---such as tests, quizzes, or homework---or other forms such as presentations, portfolios, or concerts. Teachers use information from assessments to make decisions about instruction. Students use feedback on their performance to set learning goals.
    In our district, we use a combination of teacher-developed and externally-developed assessments to inform our progress and determine next steps in planning.