How to Design and Select Quality Assessments

Teachers as well as building and district leaders who are implementing the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System will benefit from training and support related to selecting, developing and using assessments. 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.

Professional Development Materials

Educators can now access four sets of online assessment literacy resources within the Battelle for Kids Ohio portal. The materials are appropriate for all educators but are especially helpful for those developing measures of student growth through student learning objectives.

Designed for use in collaborative settings, the materials include PowerPoint presentations, facilitation guides, and suggested activities for 30-minute learning labs. In addition to an overview of assessment literacy, participants can learn more about Webb’s depth of knowledge, as well as key skills needed to critically develop, review and score varied types of assessments.

Assistance from an assessment literacy specialist

Those who participated in a one-day assessment literacy training sponsored by the department earlier this school year are eligible for additional professional development and technical assistance. Contact the assessment literacy specialist assigned to your region indicated below. These specialists can offer varied tools to facilitate the effective, meaningful design and implementation of assessments in classrooms. Additional one-day training sessions will be scheduled in 2015. Watch this page for more information. 

Regional Specialists

Updated contact list coming soon



Last Modified: 6/29/2015 3:12:21 PM