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List of Assessments
Summative Assessments
Evaluation of Portfolios of Student Work Keystone Exams Locally Validated Standards Aligned Assess NAEP Other Standardized Tests PASA PSSA PSSA-M SAT 9/10 Scientific Experiments Teacher developed CBE's Terra Nova Textbook Assessments Works of Art, Musical, Theatrical or Dance Written Work by Students

Benchmark Assessments
4Sight ACCESS2KNOW Acuity AIMSWeb DIBELS Fountas & Pinnell BAS G-MADE GRADE LEA Mathematics Series LEA Reading Series NWEA/MAP PLATO Princeton Review Scantron-Performance Series Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) STAR Enterprise Study Island Textbook Assessment

Formative Assessments
Demonstration, performances, products and projects Diagnostic Assessments Evaluations of Portfolios of Student Work Exit Tickets Fitness Assessments Progress Monitoring Response Cards Scientific Experiments Teacher developed CBE's Textbook Assessment Works of Art, Musical, Theatrical or Dance Written Work by Students

Diagnostic Assessments
Adapted Physical Education Assessment Classroom Diagnostic (CDT) DRAs GMADE GRADE Running Records Textbook Assessments

PDE Recognized Strategies

21 Century Skills Curriculum Redesign 21st Century Skills Focused Professional Development 21st C Skills Incorporation into Formative Assessments 21st C Skills Incorporation into Student Projects 21st C Skills Incorporation into Summative Assessments 21st C Skills Performance-based Assessments Accelerated Middle Schools After School Programs Anti-Drugs and Violence Program Book Clubs Career Academies Career Pathways Character and Social Skill Building Programs Classroom Size Reduction Common Assessment within Grade/Subject Comprehensive Communication Procedures Comprehensive Reading and Writing Program Computer-based Mathematics Program Computer-based Reading Program Cost-Effective Auxiliary Services Cost-Effective Facilities Use Counselor-to-Student Ratio Reduction Credit Recovery Program Curriculum Mapping of 21st Century Skills Curriculum Revision Schedule Cycle Data Analysis Procedures Data-Informed Instruction Data Teams Data Warehousing

Dialogic Reading Differentiating Instruction Disruptive Problem Behavior Program Diversity Training Dropout Prevention Expansion Dual Enrollment Opportunities Education Foundation Coordination Efficient Administrative Structure Faculty Mentoring Programs Implementation Family Literacy Activities Financial Incentives for Teen Parents Full Day Kindergarten High School Redirection Instructional Coaching Instructional Conversations Instructional Leadership Capacity Building Instructional Time Increase Joint Purchasing Agreements Length of School Day Increase Literature Logs Middle College High Schools Online Learning Opportunities Parent and Community Feedback System Peer Response Groups Periodic Review of Curricula Periodic Review of Technology Phonological Awareness Training Pre-K Mathematics Preschool Literacy Curriculum

Preschool Quality and Program Expansion Problem Solving Skill Building Programs Project GRAD Reading Across the Curriculum Reading Recovery Reciprocal teaching Safe School Programs Implementation School Board Member Education School-Community Building Self-Fund Employee Benefits Shared Book Reading Social and Emotional Wellness Programs Staff Turnover Reduction Student to Staff Reduction Summer School Programs Expansion Summer Training and Education Program Talent Development High Schools Talent Search Professional Development and Training Teacher Aides Insertion Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Technology Access and Training Increase Technology Infrastructure Enhancement The National Guard Youth Challenge Program Student Learning Communities Tutoring Assistance Variety of Student Achievement Assessments Vertical Articulation of Curriculum

Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc., Costing Out the Resources Needed to Meet Pennsylvanias Public Education Goals, 2007. (Available at: Partnership for 21 Century Skills: Implementation Guides

Joint State Government Commission, High-Performing and Low-Spending School Districts: Best Practices and Other Factors, December 2010. (Available at: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education

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Evaluation and Regional Assistance, What Works Clearinghouse.(Available at