The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) emphasizes the need for a balanced assessment system, but clarity and consistency in terminology can be a challenge. What are the various assessment types, and how do they come together to support a student-centered approach to learning?
Different terms are sometimes used to describe similar kinds of assessments. But these terms carry some nuance, and are not necessarily interchangeable. Use this infographic to create a foundation of shared understanding about the components of a balanced assessment system.