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Assessment Resources for Social Studies

What does summative and formative assessment in social studies look like in the 21st century? These resources provide examples of current trends in assessment and ways of thinking about best practices in the use of formative and summative assessment.

Overview of Assessment in Social Studies

Social Studies Assessment White Paper - A white paper outlining current research around social studies assessment. The paper also explores the challenges of classroom-based versus large-scale assessments and examines some existing models of thinking about assessment.

General Social Studies Assessment Resources

Assessment Webinars

The Problem of Knowing What Kids Know by S.G. Grant

Beyond the Bubble by Joel Breakstone

Michigan Performance Assessments of Social Studies Thinking (PASST) by Rebecca Bush

The Lower Level Expectations of High-Stakes Tests by Scott DeWitt

Reading, Writing and Thinking about History by Chauncey Monte-Sano

Designing Assessments Aligned with the C3 Framework

Performance Assessments