Social Studies Formative Assessments

Quality Assessment Design

  • These resources from Battelle for Kids introduce educators to the foundations of assessment literacy and quality assessment design and focus on the key skills and knowledge to critically design and review assessments.
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Assessment Item Banks

Assessment Builder Tools

  • Edulastic - Create a variety of assessment questions including constructed response and a variety of graphic response questions. Includes some shared pre-loaded items.

    Problem-Attic - Create new assessments using preloaded test questions from various state and national test banks.

    Plickers - Free online alternative to students response system clicker sets; provides real time data. Only the teacher needs a smartphone or iPad to use; no student devices required.

Types of Assessment

  • Tests - multiple choice, graphic-response, constructed-response, evidence-based items

    Peformance-Based - thematic essay, document-based essay, research paper, historical investigation paper, editorial, policy white paper, speech, multimedia presentation, public service announcement, website, museum display, marketing campaign