Assessment Design Checklist

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This assessment design checklist is used to assess an assessment. The checklist includes the key questions one should ask when evaluating an assessment along with suggested evidence of understand and theoretical rationales for these criteria.

The big ideas that frame this checklist:

  • Assessment, particularly formative assessment is part of the learning process
  • Assessment can be used to help students grow, not just to measure them
  • A responsive, inclusive assessment doesn’t just happen, it takes a lot of thought and reiteration
  • If we want to see our students as constructing understanding, we need to include them in the dialog as they go through assessments
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