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"Assessment literacy is essentially in this era where important decisions are being made about students, educators, and educational systems based on the data collected from students. Understanding the appropriate roles that student assessment can play to determine levels of student achievement and educational accomplishment, as well as to guide improved learning, is critical."
-Assessment Literacy Standards, p3. Michigan Assessment Consortium (2017)
What is Assessment Literacy?
Assessment literacy is the set of beliefs, knowledge and practices about assessment that lead a teacher, administrator, policymaker, or students and their families, to use assessment to improve student learning and achievement.
Assessment Literacy Standards
The Michigan State Board of Education in May 2016 endorsed a set of Assessment Literacy Standards for administrators, teachers, students, parents, and policymakers. These standards, developed by the Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) serve as the foundation from which educators and others come to understand what assessment literacy means and the role and purpose of comprehensive, balanced, quality assessment systems.
MDE Focus on Assessment Literacy Spotlight Series
These short, one-page lessons introduce key assessment concepts in an easy-to-read format. Each easy-to-read article includes links to resources and tips for sharing the learning with others. Watch for new content each month in the MDE's Spotlight Newsletter.
Bright Ideas Series
A recurring Spotlight column that highlights strategies for putting assessment literate practice to work -- whether you are working remotely, in a hybrid format, or in person.