Resource Bank consists of high quality assessments, aligned
to the Colorado Academic Standards, for all grades and content
areas. The CDE Resource Bank provides districts with optional
assessments to use in their classrooms.
The CDE Resource Bank launched in December 2012 and includes assessments reviewed by the Content Collaboratives member in Career and Technical Education, Comprehensive Health, Dance, Drama & Theatre Arts, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Reading, Writing & Communicating, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, and World Languages. While the bank will continue to be updated with more assessments and instructional supports, the initial launch allows districts to field test assessments for use in teacher evaluations.
All assessments reviewed by the Content Collaboratives utilized the Assessment Review Tool to determine its overall quality and potential purpose and use to support instruction and the measurement of student learning. CDE encourages educators to use the Assessment Review Tool as a means to evaluate and improve local assessments.
Access to the Assessment Review Tool along with helpful glossaries, depth of knowledge guidance, inventories of assessments reviewed and reports outlining assessment gaps that still exist can be found in the CDE Resource Bank at http://www.coloradoplc.org/assessment.