MAC: Making Meaning from Student Assessments

Assessments provide insight into how and what our students are learning, so it is imperative to be able to obtain accurate information from them. This fundamental course provides knowledge of six key concepts that are essential in translating student assessment evidence in ways that are useful to students, teachers, administrators, parents and other necessary parties. You will familiarize yourself with the concepts of success criteria, rubrics, exemplars, scoring procedures, student self and peer assessment, and formative feedback.

In this course, you will:

  • Explain success criteria for lessons and how to align assessments to it,
  • Define the purposes and characteristics of making a quality rubric
  • Identify the characteristics and benefits of effective feedback, and
  • Explore how self and peer assessment engages students in their own learning.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual