Assessment and Evaluation

Standards for Classroom Assessment (PreK-12 Teachers)

The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation follow a rigorous process of review to develop and disseminate the only educational standards certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Classroom Assessment Standards are intended to provide classroom teachers in pre-kindergarten through high school with research-based principles and guidelines for effective assessment of student learning. These standards do not apply to state or district mandated tests as these are not under the control of the classroom teacher. The purpose of these standards is to guide teachers in their daily practice of evaluating student progress to improve instruction. The intended audience include the following: pre-service and in-service classroom teachers; their supervisors or administrators; staff developers; and faculty in teacher preparation programs and colleges of education. This is an excellent resource for those engaged in professional learning communities who desire to enhance their teaching practice as well as for administrators charged with evaluating that practice. The principles and guidelines contained in this book offer sound research-based practices designed to increase effective classroom instruction.

The Classroom Assessment Standards for PreK-12 Teachers are now available at in a Kindle format! No Kindle e-reader needed; just download the free Kindle app on any device (iPhone, Android, iPad, computer, etc.) to be able to easily refer to these guidelines and principles for sound classroom assessment.

Intended uses:

1) Preparing pre-service teachers

2) Professional development for in-service teachers

3) Understanding assessment practices for teacher evaluations and feedback by principals, mentors and other supervisors

4) Individual use by teachers who want to improve their practice