• Understanding the Purpose of Assessment

    • Assessment OF Learning is a summative measure of what a student has learned after instruction has ended, such as: unit test, mid-year exam, final exam.
    • Assessment FOR Learning is a formative measure of what the student already knows and does not know so the teacher may plan future instruction accordingly.
    • Assessment AS Learning occurs when the assessment is the learning activity, such as the a Capstone project, an activity or project designed to also be a measure of learning.  These are also known as performance assessments and typically include a scoring rubric.


Father helping Daughter

Suggestions for parents on how to help students do their best on assessments.

  • Preparing for Tests

  • During Tests

  • After Tests

Information and Links for Families

  • Assessments Overview

  • District Target Scores

  • Minnesota Report Card

  • Parent Refusal for District Assessments

  • Parent Refusal for Statewide Assessments

  • Statewide Assessment Information