District Assessment System Design Toolkit

Designing a balanced district assessment system is difficult work that requires stakeholders with different levels of responsibility and authority to come to a common understanding about the purpose of an assessment system with the assessment literacy to know what kinds of assessment with what characteristics are up to the job. This toolkit provides a framework for building that literacy and structuring conversations across political boundaries. Though considerable work remains after completing the work of the toolkit, the high-level design and agreements put a district on a sound footing toward implementation.