Rick Stiggins on
the Perfect District Assessment System

Run time: 56:51

Too often, we only think of assessment as a way of measuring student achievement. But what if we used assessment to actively support achievement—and boost student motivation?

Watch this engaging session to:

  • Learn the 5 key features of the perfect district assessment system
  • Understand how to use assessment to actively support student learning
  • Discover ways to give students more control over their academic success

You’ll also receive tools to evaluate your own assessment system—and create an action plan to address any gaps.


Rick Stiggins founded the Assessment Training Institute in 1992 to provide teachers and school leaders with the assessment literacy they need to fulfill their rapidly evolving assessment responsibilities. He formerly taught at the University of Minnesota and served as Director of Test Development at ACT.

His most recent book is The Perfect Assessment System.


Gene Kerns is Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance. He is the author of Informative Assessment: When It's Not About a Grade.


Learn how to create an assessment system that puts students in control of their academic success.