How to Design and Select Quality Assessments

Teachers and building/district leaders who are implementing the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System this year will benefit from training and support related to selecting, developing and using assessments that can measure student growth. The Ohio Department of Education, in conjunction with Battelle for Kids, is offering this support through activities aimed at helping participants enhance their “assessment literacy” skills.


Assistance from an assessment literacy specialist

Those who participate in the one-day assessment literacy training are eligible for professional development and technical assistance from an assessment literacy specialist assigned to their region. These specialists can offer varied tools to facilitate the effective, meaningful design and implementation of assessments in classrooms.


Start with a one-day training program in assessment literacy

District and building teams should select a one-day training from the nearly 100 sessions that that are offered regionally throughout this school year.

Registration is open for sessions offered this fall through your SAFE account by accessing STARS. Search for dates in your area using keywords: assessment literacy. Educational service centers will host most of the trainings. More dates will be added throughout the year.


Training Materials

Regional Specialists

State Coordinator – Tom Musgrave

Northwest – Shannon Pence

Northeast – Tom Rounds

Southeast – Holly Lavender

Southwest – Liz Wolfe-Eberly

Central – Cathryn Everidge-Shaw




Online assessment learning support modules

Battelle for Kids will be offering online learning modules on assessment literacy later this year.

Last Modified: 4/4/2014 11:19:41 AM