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Purposes and Uses of Assessment

This unit begins with an exploration of the purposes of assessment.

Time to Reflect

Consider federal, state, local, and classroom uses of assessment as you think about and respond to these questions:

  1. Why do we assess students? 
  2. What are the purposes of student assessment?
  3. Who are the users of assessment? 
  4. How do educators use assessment information? 

Use the Assessment Purpose and Use Graphic Organizer to record your answers and ideas.

When you are finished, take a few minutes to compare your ideas to some Sample responses