Assessment Literacy Standards for Students

Assessment Literacy Standards - Elementary Students

I. Dispositions

Elementary students should believe that they:

A. Learn best when they know the targets for their learning.
B. Learn from taking quality assessments.
C. Learn from effective feedback to self-assess and to set their own learning goals.
D. Are responsible for their own learning.
E. Need to use assessment results to learn more.

II. Knowledge

Elementary students should know:

A. That there are different reasons for taking assessments.
B. That different types of assessments that are used in the classroom.
C. That different types of assessments provide different types information about what they know and can do.
D. How to use rubrics to assess their own work.
E. How to use assessment results to reflect on their learning and to set goals for future learning.

III. Performance

Elementary students should know how to:

A. Use feedback to improve their learning.
B. Use rubrics to look at their work and that of their peers.
C. Use assessment results to improve their achievement.
D. Use assessments and assessment feedback to improve their attitude toward learning.
E. Explain their assessment results to their teachers and their parents/guardians.
F. Keep track of their own learning over time.

Assessment Literacy Standards - Secondary Students

Dispositions

Secondary students believe that they:

A. Learn best when they know the targets for learning.
B. Learn from taking quality assessments.
C. Learn from effective feedback provided on their work from their teachers.
D. Are responsible for their own learning.
E. Can use self-monitoring to improve their achievement. 
F. Need to use their own assessment results in order to learn more.

II. Knowledge

Secondary students should know:

A. That there are different reasons for taking assessments.
       1. Improving their achievement and learning
       2. Student accountability and grading
       3. Providing information that predicts their future performance/achievement
B. That there are different types of assessments that are used in the classroom.
       1. Selected response โ€“ Multiple-Choice, True-False, Matching
       2. Constructed response โ€“ Short or Extended Written Response
       3. Performance โ€“ Written responses, Presentations or Products
       4. Personal Communication - Observations and Interviews
C. That different types of assessments provide different types information about what they know and can do.
D. How to use rubrics to assess their own work.
E. That feedback can be descriptive vs. evaluative.
F. How to use assessment results to reflect on their learning and to set goals for future learning.

III. Performance

Secondary students should know how to:

A. Use learning targets to understand the standards and to support their learning.
B. Use feedback to decide on how to improve their achievement.
C. Use different protocols for looking at their work with peers and teachers.
D. Use of assessment feedback to improve their attitudes, aspirations, mindsets and achievement.
E. Interpret and explain their assessment results to their teachers and their parents/guardians.
F. Use multiple sources of data over time to identify trends in their learning.