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Integrated Teaching-Assessment Cycle

The following quote highlights the critical role of assessment in the teaching and learning process:

Assessment is an integral part of a cycle of standards, curriculum, and instruction that forms an ongoing feedback loop to provide desired information to teachers, parents, and students."

Recommendations for Transitioning California to a
Future Assessment System 2013

The graphic below illustrates the major phases involved in designing and implementing an Integrated Teaching-Assessment Cycle at the classroom level. Each of the four phases in this cohesive cycle will be explored in greater detail throughout this module. In this unit, the assessment literacy attributes that educators need to effectively implement the teaching-assessment cycle will be identified.


Take a few minutes to review the Teaching-Assessment Cycle graphic.


The four phases in the Teaching-Assessment Cycle are:

  1. Prepare
  2. Teach
  3. Assess
  4. Analyze and Act