MAC: Selecting Appropriate Assessments

Choosing the right assessments for your students is an important responsibility for administrators and educators. This foundational course will help you identify functional assessments using the Assessment Literacy Standards that serve as the core for these guidelines. You will become familiar with the criteria for selecting assessments, how to determine rigor in assessments, and specific responsibilities and available resources to support the selection process.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand the key concepts and essential questions surrounding choosing practical assessments that meet your needs,
  • Discover articles, videos and quotes by experts that will help illuminate the topic, and
  • Apply the provided Six Selection Criteria Checklist as a resource for single assessments or assessment programs.

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