South Dakota – Assessment Quality Checklist

The South Dakota Department of Education developed an assessment quality checklist to be completed prior to SLO approval to ensure that the selected assessment meets basic requirements. The checklist helps teachers determine whether the assessment is ready for use or if additional modifications are needed. The checklist asks questions to ensure that the assessment is aligned to standards and course content, has enough stretch for all students, and is valid and reliable.  This document also includes a checklist for rubrics and performance-based assessments.