Assessment Evaluation Tool (AET)
Developed in partnership with Achieve, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS), the Assessment Evaluation Tool (AET) supports educators in evaluating the alignment of existing grade- or course-level assessments to the Common Core State Standards. It also helps educators build understanding of what aligned assessments look like. The AET tool is recommended for use in making decisions about the purchase of assessments, evaluation and analysis of assessments currently in use, and the development of future assessments. Currently, there is a tool available for grades 3-12 for English language arts and grades K-12 for Mathematics. Both tools are organized into sections that include subject-specific, Non-negotiable Alignment Criteria and General Alignment Criteria, an Evaluation Summary form, and Quality Indicators for assessment programs and test items.