The Assessment Page


On this Assessment page you will find resources and current information on assessment, self-assessment, assessment tools and evidence-based practice. A selection of books and articles appears at the end of this page.




KEYWORDS (for more searching)


Assessment

Brainstorming webs

Information Literacy Standards
Conferences
Concept mapping
Checklists
Organizers
Webbing
Rubrics and rating scales
Questioning
Venn diagram
Reflection, logs and journals

ASSESSMENT


ON THE WEB


Authentic Assessment. Funderstanding. 1998-2008.
Authentic Assessment Toolbox. Created by John Mueller. North Central College, Naperville, IL. 2008.
Evidence of Understanding: An Introduction to Assessments in K-12 Science Curricula. EDC Center for Science Education.2007.
High School. Self-Assessments. Education Development Center. 1994-2007.
Stiggens, Richard J. Assessment, Student Confidence and Student Success. NOTE: Stiggens is the author of several textbooks on student achievement.
Workshop: Assessment, Evaluation, and Curriculum Redesign. Concept to Classroom. Thirteen Ed Online. Educational Broadcasting Corporation. 2004.
Workshop: Assessment, Evaluation, and Curriculum Redesign. Concept to Classroom. Thirteen Ed Online. Educational Broadcasting Corporation. 2004.

LITERACY STANDARDS


American Association of School Librarians. Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs. Chicago, ALA, 2009. Click here for the description.
American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. ALA, 2007.
American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner IN ACTION. Chicago, ALA, 2009. Click here for description.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 2004.


CHECKLISTS


Guide to Rating Integrative & Critical Thinking. Washington State University.
Jensen, Barbara A. Check List for Completing an Assignment. Big6 Trademark. 2003.
Research Paper Organizer.
Created by Barbara Jensen. St. Andrews Episcopal Upper School. 2009.

ORGANIZERS


Classroom Instruction That Works. T4-Transforming Teaching through Technology. Jordan School District, 2007.
Concept Mapping and Inspiration. The Virtual Institute.
Graphic Organizers. 2000. Houghton Mifflin.
Graphic Organizers. 1988. North Central Regional Laboratory.
Graphic Organizers: Activity Bank. S.C.O.R.E.
Inspiration. Version 8.0.
Also
Kidspiration (for primary grades).
Learning Resources: Graphic Organizers. Ed. Annette Lamb. 2003.
Region 15 Graphic Organizers. 8 September 2006.
Tools for Reading, Writing and Thinking. Greece Central School District.
Webspiration. iLearn Technology. 2009.
Write Design Online: Graphic Organizers.

RUBRICS AND RATING SCALES


A+ Rubric: Rubric for Graphic Organizers. Designed by Karen Franker, 2007.
Rubrics. Developed by Joyce Kasman Valenza. Springfield Township High School Virtual Library.
Rubrics: Activity Bank. S.C.O.R.E. Schools of California Online Resources for Educators.
Rubrics for Teachers. The Educators’ Network.
Rubrics for Web Lessons. Bernie Dodge and Nancy Pickett. 2007.
RubiStar: Create Rubrics for Your Project-Based Learning Activities. ALTEC, The University of Kansas. (2006).
Teacher Helpers: Assessment and Rubric Information. Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators. 1995-2009.
Information Literacy Rubric. McKendree University.
Information Literacy Rubrics. Lorain County Community College. 2009.
Information Literacy @ Carnegie Mellon. Carnegie Mellon Libraries. 2008.
Analytic vs Holistic Rubrics. Teacher Vision. Pearson Education. 2000-2009.
Applying Big6 (TM) Skills, AASL Standards, and ISTE NETS to Internet Research. Janet Murray. 2007.
Assessments of Information Literacy. Jon Muller. North Central College.
Assessment Rubrics. [n.d.].
Creating Rubrics. Teacher Vision. Pearson. 2000-2009.
Information Literacy Skills Rubrics. Prairie High School Library. College Community School District. 2009.
Digital Information Literacy Rubric. [DigINFO Rubric]. EBSCO Publishing.

QUESTIONING


Essential Questions in Teaching and Learning. The Teacher Development Network. 2008.
Plugging into the Web: A Webquest for Teachers. Developed by Debi Tisdell. 2002.
Questioning. Information Age Inquiry. SCLIS, IUPUI. 2006.
A Questioning Toolkit. Jamie McKenzie. From Now On. 1997.
NOTE: McKenzie has been writing on questioning for many years. He developed this chart as a tool.
The Question Mark? Jamie McKenzie. FNO Press.
Teaching for Understanding. AIM: A Project of Education Development Center. 2002 -2005.
Themes and Essential Questions: Framing Inquiry and Promoting Critical Thinking. Greece Central School District.
Using Essential Questions to Focus Teaching and Learning. Technology for Learning Consortium.



REFLECTION, LOGS, JOURNALS


Involving Students and Families in Ongoing Reflection and Assessment. ReadWriteThink: Lessons. NCTE. 2002-2009. NOTE: Search on “Reflection” to find many other lessons about this topic.
Assessing Learning: Peer and Self Assessment. The National Capitol Resource Language Center. Washington, D.C. 2004.
Johnson-Bogart, Kim. “Writing Portfolios: What Teachers Learn from Student Self-Assessment.” Assessment in and of Collaborative Learning. Washington Center’s Evaluation Committee.
K-5 Writing Portfolios: A Teacher’s Guide. Region 15 Public Schools.Middlebury/Southbury, CT. (Rev. July 1999).
Jones, Steven. Assessment Rubric for Student Reflections. IUPUI.
Klein, Sheri and William Chandler. “Portfolio Reflection.” University of Wisconsin, Whiterwater and Stout.
McMillan, James H. and Jessica Hearn. “Student Self-Assessment: The Key to Stronger Student Motivation and Higher Achievement. Virginia Commonwealth University.
Project Basics: Assessment in Practice. 2Learn.ca.Education Society. 1997-2009.
Reimers, Valarie. “Students Writing about Their Writing as Reflection.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Phoenix, AZ. (March 12-15, 1997).
Self-Assessment Strategies. Developed by Barbara Stripling.
Strategies to Enhance Student Self-Assessment. Assessment for Learning.
Curriculum Corporation.

Zuckerman, Galena. “Development of Reflection through Learning Activity.” European Journal of Psychology of Education (March 2004) : 9-18. Available full text in EBSCO, Academic Search Premier.

INFORMATION LITERACY TESTS -- Standardized


Project SAILES. ILILE. Kent State University. 2000-2009.
TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills. Kent State University Libraries & Media Services. 2009.


ARTICLES ABOUT ASSESSMENT


Abilock, Debbie. "Choosing Assessments That Matter." Knowledge Quest (May/June 2007) 35.5: 8-12.
Assessment: The Advantages of Rubrics. Teacher Vision. Pearson Education.
Callison, Daniel. “Organizers.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 16.5 (2000) 36-39.
Cheong, Wendy. "The Power of Questioning." Connect (March/April 2006) : 9-10. Accessed full text from Academic Search Premier.
Core Concept: Comprehensive Assessment. What Works in Public Education. Edutopia. The George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2009.
Egan, Teresa and Irvin R. Katz. "Thinking beyond Technology: Using the iSkills Assessment As Evidence to Support Institutional ICT Literacy Initiatives." Knowledge Quest (May/June 2007) 35.5: 36-42.
Harada, Violet H. “Working Smarter: Being Strategic about Assessment and Accountability.” Teacher Librarian 33.1 (October, 2005) 8-15.
Harada, Violet H. “Building Evidence Folders for Learning through Library Media Centers.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 23.3 (November, 2006) 25-29.
Harada, Violet H. and Joan M. Yoshina. “Assessing Learning: The Missing Piece in Instruction.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 23.3 (November, 2006) 25-29.
Harada, Violet H. From Eyeballing to Evidence: Assessing for Learning in Hawaii Library Media Centers. School Library Media Activities Monthly (November 2007) 24.3: 21-25.
Harada, Violet H. and Joan M. Yoshina. "Involving Students in Learning through Rubrics." Library Media Connection (February 2007):10-14.
Harada, Violet H. and Joan M.Yoshina. "Tools for Assessment: "Conferences, Logs." Assessing Learning. Libraries Unlimited, 2005.

Morriston, Terry. Carving a New Assessment TRAIL. Knowledge Quest (May/June 2007) 35.5: 48-49.
O'Brien, Maura. "Formative Assessment." Connect (January/February 2008).
Pappas, Marjorie L. Designing Learning for Evidence-Based Practice. School Library Media Activities Monthly (January 2008) 24.8:20-27.
Pappas, Marjorie L. “Organizing Research.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 14.4 (1997) 30-32.
Pappas, Marjorie L. “State Landmarks.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 19.9 (May, 2003) 22-25.
Pappas, Marjorie L. “Writing Editorials.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 19.10 (June, 2003) 20-24.
Pappas, Marjorie L. “Tools for Assessing Learning.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 23.9 (May 2007) 21-25.
Paul, Richard W. and Linda Elder. “Structures for Student Self-Assessment.” Critical Thinking Handbook. Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2000.
Repman, Judi.” Information Literacy and Assessment: Web Resources Too Good to Miss.” Library Talk. 15.2 (Mar/Apr 2002) 12-13.
Schloman, Barbara F. and Julie A. Gedeon. "Creating TRAILS: Tools for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills." Knowledge Quest (May/June 2007) 44-47.
Seymour, Celene. Information Technology Assessment. Knowledge Quest (May/June 2007) 35.5: 32-35.

Stripling, Barbara K. “Assessing Information Fluency: Gathering Evidence of Student Learning.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 23.8 (April 2007) 25-29
Yoshina, Joan M. and Violet H. Harada. Involving Students in Learning through Rubrics. Library Media Connection (February 2007) 10-14.
Yoshina, Joan and Violet H. Harada. “The Missing Link: One Elementary School’s Journey with Assessment.” School Library Media Activities Monthly 14.7 (March, 1998).
Yoshida, Clyde. Creating a Culture of Student Reflection: Self-Assessment Yields Positive Results. Edutopia (July 1997).
Yoshina, Joan M. and Violet H. Harada. "Involving Students in Learning through Rubrics." Library Media Connection. (February 2007) 10-14.
Zmuda, Where Does Your Authority Come From? School Library Media Activities Monthly 23.1 (September 2006) 19-26.

BOOKS ABOUT ASSESSMENT


AASL. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. ALA, 2007.
AASL. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner IN ACTION. ALA, 2009.
Ausubel, David. Learning Theory and Classroom Practice. Ontario: The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 1967.
Academic Content Standards:K-12 Guidelines: Library. Center for Curriculum and Assessment. Ohio Department of Education.
Brookhart, Susan M. Exploring Formative Assessment. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2009.
Butler, Susan M. A and McMunn, Nancy D. Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Assessment: Understanding and Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA, 2006.

Champlin, Connie, David V. Loertscher, and Nancy Miller. Sharing the Evidence: LMC Assessment Tools and Resources. Hi Willow Research and Publishing, 2007.
Conzemius, Anne and Jan O’Neill. Building Shared Responsibility for Student Learning. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2001.
Graphic Organizers. [Smart Card]. Kagan Cooperative Learning, 1998.
Harada, Violet H. and Joan M. Yoshina. Assessing Learning. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
Harada, Violet H. and Joan M. Yoshina. Inquiry Learning through Librarian-Teacher Partnerships. Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing, 2004.
Hyerle, David. Visual Tools for Constructing Knowledge. ASCD, 1996.
Hyerle, David. A Field Guide to Using Visual Tools. ASCD, 2000.
Jacobson, Trudi and Lijuan Xu. Motivating Students in Information Literacy Classes. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2004.
Koechlin, Carol and Sandi Zwaan. Info Tasks for Successful Learning. Pembroke, 2001.
Kuhthau, Carol C., Leslie K. Maniottes, and Ann K. Caspari. Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century.2007.
Loertscher, David V. and Marcia Mardis. (Eds.). Into the Center of the Curriculum: Papers of the Treasure Mountain Research Retreat. Hi Willow Research and Publishing, 2007.
Koechlin, Carol and Sandi Zwaan. Build Your Own Information Literate School. Spring, TX: Hi Willow Research and Publishing, 2003.
Marzano, Robert J. Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2006. Click here for a description:
Organizing Thinking Book 1 & 2: Organizers on CD. The Critical Thinking Co.
Parks, Sandra and Howard Black. Organizing Thinking: Book 1 & 2. Critical Thinking Books & Software, 1992.
Popham, James W. Transformative Assessment. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2008. Click here for a description.
Rolheiser, Carol, Barbara Bowerand Laurie Stevahn. The Portfolio Organizer: Succeeding with Portfolios in Your Classroom. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Click here for a description:
Rolheiser, Carol, Barbara Bowerand Laurie Stevahn. The Portfolio Organizer: Succeeding with Portfolios in Your Classroom. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Rogers, Spence and Shari Graham. The High Performance Toolbox. Evergreen, CO: Peak Learning Systems, 2000.
This is an excellent book that includes strategies for developing rubrics and checklists.
Stripling, Barbara K. and Sanda Huges-Hassell. Eds. Curriculm Connections through the Library. Libraries Unlimited, 2003.
Taggart, Germaine (Ed.). Rubrics: A Handbook for Construction and Use. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001.
Zmuda, Allison and Violet H. Harada. Librarians as Learning Specialists: Meeting the Learning Imperative for the 21st Century. Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Last Updated: April, 2009.