At the Posts page, you can find Help Documents and Tutorials, a list of the assessments gathered and reviewed by content area (i.e., Assessment Inventories), and summaries of which Colorado Academic standards do not have reviewed assessments (i.e., Gap Reports).
To use the Post area, find the category of information you want and click Go.
The Assessment Review Tool is designed to help Colorado educators rate an assessment’s potential for measuring student academic growth aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. This tool helps measure the extent to which an assessment does the following:
- Aligns to the Colorado Academic Standards
- Includes rigorous scoring criteria
- Is fair and unbiased
- Provides opportunities for learning
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The Colorado Content Collaboratives found many assessments aligned to Colorado Academic Standards. Unfortunately, gaps exist where some standards and Evidence Outcomes do not have identified assessments that can be used to gauge student knowledge and potentially, student growth.
The attached reports include where the gaps are in a content area (click on the Post's title to see attached files).
Additional content areas will be added as they come available. These gaps will be the focus of upcoming Content Collaborative meetings.
Colorado Content Collaborative (CCC) members and national researchers selected and reviewed a wide variety of assessments. To check on what assessments were reviewed and their level of recommendation, click the appropriate content area inventory file. (Click on this Post to see attachments.)
As more content area inventories are developed, they will be added to this Post.
Colorado Academic Standards use a reference system to identify each piece of a standard, including individual inquiry questions and relevance and application statements. To learn more, go to the following document:
Many statistical and educational terms are used in the assessment area. To aid your understanding of these terms, download the attached Assessment Term Glossary.