What classroom teacher doesn’t hate those so-called benchmark assessments that districts often force us to give to students?

Today, education research Robert Slavin published an excellent post reviewing research on those assessments and providing a thoughtful analysis of why he thinks they are as useless as the studies suggest….

Check out Benchmark Assessments: Weighing the Pig More Often?

I’m adding it to A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment (this is an older collection that includes lots of good assessment resources that don’t quite fit into the categories of other “Best” lists).