critical abilities

Performance Assessment & 21st Century Learning
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)
Linda Darling-Hammond
Joan Herman
James Pellegrino
Jamal Abedi
J. Lawrence Aber
Eva Baker
Randy Bennett
Edmund Gordon
Edward Haertel
Kenji Hakuta
Andrew Ho
Robert Lee Linn
P. David Pearson
James Popham
Lauren Resnick
Alan H. Schoenfeld
Richard Shavelson
Lorrie A. Shepard
Lee Shulman
Claude M. Steele
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In this paper, Linda Darling-Hammond and other leading scholars in assessment describe a set of criteria for high-quality student assessments. These criteria can be used by assessment developers, policymakers, and educators.

The five criteria include: 

1. Assessment of Higher-Order...

Assessment Infrastructure & Costs
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Linda Darling-Hammond
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This article authored by Linda Darling Hammond for CCSSO, outlines the criteria for a Student Assessment System, which should:

  • address the depth and breadth of standards as well as all areas of the curriculum, not just those that are easy to measure.
  • consider and include all
  • ...