Rhode Island—Guidance for Developing and Selecting Quality Assessments in the Elementary Classroom

This guide from the Rhode Island Department of Education is intended to assist teachers and school administrators in understanding the critical role that assessments play in the classroom. This guide provides information on specific assessments appropriate for the 3–5 grade span, purpose of the assessments, advantages and disadvantages of the assessments, considerations for a comprehensive assessment system that include daily classroom assessments, local and district developed assessments, and state assessments when applicable.