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Teachers around the world depend on information gathered through ongoing assessments to plan their teaching and improve learning. Assessments help teachers collect valuable data and make inferences about what the students know, understand and can do.

The assessment planning framework by Jay McTighe is a concise and reliable reference to help teachers gather appropriate evidence for all valued learning goals. The checklists and templates will help you plan meaningful, authentic and rigorous assessments keeping in mind the objectives of the planned assessment. This user-friendly guide will help new and experienced teachers to match assessments to purpose, goals, and content; select appropriate tasks; communicate productive feedback to students and parents; and use assessment results to inform instruction.

Use this resource to identify:

  • Purpose for assessment
  • Audience for assessment
  • Assessment approaches and methods
  • Evaluation and communication methods

More resources by Jay McTighe:

  1. Demystifying transfer goals
  2. A megalist of essential questions
  3. UbD in a nutshell
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Jay McTighe
Author, Consultant and Co-creator of the UbD framework

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Jay McTighe
Jay McTighe is a veteran educator, having served as a teacher, resource specialist, program coordinator, and director of a state program for gifted students. He is an accomplished author, having co-authored 18 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins. His books have been translated into fourteen languages. Jay has also written more than 50 book chapters, articles and blogs, and been published in leading journals, including Educational Leadership (ASCD), Edutopia and Education Week. Jay has an extensive background in professional development and is a regular speaker at state, national and international conferences and workshops. He has made presentations in 47 states within the United States, in 7 Canadian provinces, and internationally in 38 countries on six continents.
Assessment, Curriculum Planning
Assessment Planning Framework for UbD Educators
Teachers around the world depend on information gathered through ongoing assessments to plan their teaching and improve learning. Assessments help teachers collect valuable data and make inferences about what the students know, understand and can do. The assessment planning framework by Jay McTighe is a concise and reliable reference to help teachers gather appropriate evidence for all valued learning goals. The checklists and templates will help you plan meaningful, authentic and rigorous assessments keeping in mind the objectives of the planned assessment. This user-friendly guide will help new and experienced teachers to match assessments to purpose, goals, and content; select appropriate tasks; communicate productive feedback to students and parents; and use assessment results to inform instruction.