Toolmaker. For writing assessment tools
Ross Woods, Rev. Aug, 2014

Your goal, The rationale, Good tools

Steps for simple tools

  1. Write assessment tasks
  2. Consider any other kinds of assessments that you need
  3. Write a set of questions for assessing knowledge
  4. Check your assessment tools before trialing
  5. Trial your assessment tools


  1. Ideas for generating assessments: First batch | Essays | Portfolios | Student self-assessments | Not recommended
  2. About forms and stuff
  3. Organize your classroom list
  4. Here's a common problem (and a solution)
  5. Compliance mapping:   Why do mapping? | Other mapping methods | Sufficient evidence? | Hints
  6. Presenting your work and value-adding

Appendix: What are assessment tools?