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Assessing Learning: Students at the Center


Heidi Andrade, Kristen Huff, Georgia Brooke


This paper examines five defining qualities of student-centered assessment and underscores its importance as part of a balanced system of formative, interim, and summative assessments that, taken together, provide useful detailed information to inform learning, instruction, decision making, and policy. Several useful student-centered assessment resources can be found on the bottom of the page, including a collection of videos.

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Diagnostic Assessment
Formative Assessment
Performance Task
Performance Assessment