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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 that is designed to also be a measure of learning. These are also known as performance assessments and typically include a scoring rubric.

View our 2021-22 Assessment Plan for more information.