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As a teacher, I know that assessment drives instruction. When creating classroom-based assessments, I consult the NCTE's Position on the Teaching of English, the New Hampshire State Frameworks, the local benchmarks of the Londonderry School District  and  the Londonderry School District's Literacy Initiative as well as the latest research. Here are links to just a few of these sources.


Research & Articles

from the

National Council of Teachers of English


NCTE Position Statement: Resolution on Developing Alternatives to Standardized Testing- Another great resource from the National Council of Teachers of English.  


NCTE: "What Do We Know About Assessment?" A great database from the NCTE with many links to articles. 



Beyond the NCTE: Research & Articles


The Knowledge Loom Education Alliance at Brown University.


The National Center for Fair and Open Testing has the following articles:

“The Case Against High-Stakes Testing”

"What's Wrong with Standardized Tests"

"Multiple-Choice Tests"


“Studies: 'High Stakes' Tests Are Counterproductive for Economically Disadvantaged Students” - An interesting article from The Harvard University Gazette


Advanced Placement: A detour for college fast track? By Mary Beth Marklein,USA TODAY.

An interesting article which reveals that many big name schools no longer accept the AP as a satsifactory replacement for introductory courses.