Learn more about Using Strategic Assessment Framework to Support the SLO Process. Educators use a variety of assessment tools to gather data about student performance when establishing an SLO goal. There are three different “families” of assessment tools in a balanced assessment framework:
- Benchmark (or Interim) Assessments: Periodic diagnostic or progress assessments that benchmark and monitor progress.
- Formative Assessments: Daily, ongoing evaluations that quickly and immediately inform instructional practices that support student learning.
- Summative Assessments: Large scale standardized assessments that evaluate cumulative student learning.