Colorado Assessment Review Tool
The Assessment Review Tool (ART) is intended for use in analyzing summative K-12 classroom assessments to determine their quality and efficacy, their suitability for use as student growth measures, and their alignment with the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS). With very minor modification the tool could be used to evaluate alignment to the Common Core State Standards or other sets of college and career ready standards. The ART considers four critical areas:
Alignment to Standards (involving both content and Depth of Knowledge);
Scoring (e.g., objectivity and reliability);
Fairness and Lack of Bias (i.e., access for diverse learners); and
Opportunities to Learn (which involves real-world connections and clarity about intended learning).