The CDE 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 and developed by the Content Collaboratives members 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. The bank will continue to be updated with more assessments and instructional supports.
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.
Performance Assessments created by the Content Collaboratives utilized a thorough Performance Assessment Development Process that is also now available to all Colorado educators. The performance assessments focus on alignment to academic standards and rigor, identifying claims to be made about the students, skills, evidence, instructions, accommodations, rubrics and supplemental and support materials.
Access to the Assessment Review Tool, the Performance Assessment Development Process 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.