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Rick Stiggins on the Perfect District Assessment System

Run time: 56:30

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, PhD, 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, EdD, is Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance and a nationally acclaimed speaker on learning progressions, K–12 assessments, and educational standards. He is co-author of the new book Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise.

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Handout 1: Balanced Assessment System Chart

Handout 2: Assessment Self-Evaluation Rubrics

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Rick Stiggins on the Perfect District Assessment System