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The purpose of this document is to help teachers implement effective assessment strategies when teaching history. The primary audience for this publication is third through twelfth grade teachers who cover the topic of history in their instruction. Secondary audiences include school administrators, district and state curriculum staff, or individuals providing professional development.

This compendium reviews 60 assessment instruments to use with preschool and kindergarten-age children. Each review explains the purpose of the instrument, how it is administered, and where it can be obtained.

This guide presents research-based information on the best practices for assessing young children and describes a process that can be used when designing and implementing an assessment system.

This document includes a series of papers on theoretical and practical issues associated with wide-scale assessment systems that collect data from preschool- and kindergarten-age children.

This publication provides science teachers with an easy introduction to rigorous assessment methods.

This publication is used to enhance the use of formative assessment practices in the classroom. These formative practices are ones that support students while they are learning. The practices also ensure that students receive feedback and guidance on their performances in a timely manner, so they can make improvements to those performances before being evaluated.

This document provides an overview of what reading across the curriculum interventions states and school districts.