Assessment Literacy Standards

To increase Assessment “Literacy,” the Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) spearheaded the development of "Assessment Literacy Standards."

Assessment Literacy Standards Glossary

An assessment literate individual is one who understands how student assessment can enable them to better carry out their role in education, believes that assessment can improve teaching and learning, and puts activities and behaviors into place to act on these beliefs.

Educators in Michigan and national experts created the draft standards. The MAC’s overall goal is to provide a common framework and understanding to assist K-12 educators, students, parents, and policymakers in becoming more knowledgeable about assessment purposes and effective uses.

To review the standards for the various stakeholder groups, click on one of tabs on the left column navigation menu.
      1. Students
      2. Teachers
      3. Building Administrators
      4. District Administrators
      5 Policymakers


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Crosswalk to the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards
Crosswalks to the Michigan Improvement Frameworks
The MAC has produced documents that demonstrate how the Assessment Literacy Standards support and connect to the Michigan Frameworks.  See these documents below:

Reference Documents Used for MAC Assessment Literacy Standards

  • American Federation of Teachers, National Council on Measurement in Education, and the National Education Association. “Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students,” Buros Institute of Mental Measurements html
  • Brookhart, Susan M.  “Educational Assessment Knowledge and Skills for Teachers”, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practices, Spring 2011, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 3-12.
  • Chappuis, Jan.  Learning Team Facilitator Handbook: A Resource for Collaborative Study of Classroom Assessment for Student Learning.  Pearson, 2007.  pp. 55-59.
  • Chappuis, S., Stiggins, R., Arter, J. and Chappuis, J.  Assessment FOR Learning: An Action Guide for School Leaders. PearsonSecond Edition, 2009, p. 99.
  • Popham, James.  Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment, Corwin, 2010.
  • Roeber, Edward.  “Preparing Michigan Educators in Assessment,” East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University,  Presentation, 2011.
  • “Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2008, Appendix 2: ISLLC 2008 at a Glance”.  National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA), adopted December 12, 2007.
  • “Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for Dialogue,” CCSSO’s Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), Council of Chief State School Officers, July 2010.  http://www.ccsso,org/intasc.
Addressing Assessment Literacy Standards in Michigan and the Nation, March 2015