The Washington State Diagnostic Assessment Guide aims to provide educators with information that will support the selection, use, and interpretation of formative and diagnostic assessments. Legislation in Washington provides support for educators to purchase and use diagnostic assessments. This report provides a clear definition of the concept of assessment as well as background and general information on formative and diagnostic assessment.
Download, view or print the full guide:
Washington State Diagnostic Assessment Guide (PDF, 57 pages)
Formative Assessment Comparative Guide – Consumer Report (PDF)
Please note: This document is based on information available in January 2009. The details about a vendor may no longer be accurate. We recommend visiting the National Center on Response to Intervention for additional information on diagnostic and formative assessment tools.
Technical reports provide detailed information regarding the validity and reliability of each assessment included in the Consumer Report: