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Professional Learning

Assessment Literacy - Micro-credentials

This stack of six micro-credentials is intended to help educators reclaim classroom assessment to propel meaningful teaching and learning.

At a Glance

Quality classroom assessment practices renew a focus on day-to-day, minute-by-minute learning that improves student outcomes. Through formative assessment practices, students know where they are in their learning, where they need to go and how to get there. Teachers have information they need to inform their next instructional steps. And families have more useful information to know how their student is doing in school.


  • Classroom Management
  • Professional Leadership
  • Student Learning


  • Create or revise a quality performance assessment, implement it in the classroom, and reflect on the process to inform further instruction.
  • Learn to design sound assessments that generate accurate evidence of student learning.
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: November 24, 2020


Audience Role

  • Teacher


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

Approx. 15 hours per micro-credential

Session Format


Individual micro-credential topics include: 

  • Classroom Embedded Performance Assessment
  • Descriptive Feedback for Student Learning
  • Eliciting Accurate Evidence of Student Learning
  • Formative Assessment in Teaching and Learning
  • Foundational Principles of quality Assessment
  • Learning Targets to Establish Success Criteria

NEA Micro-credentials are offered at no cost to NEA members. Non-NEA members will be charged a $125.00 scoring fee per micro-credential at the time of submission. The full list of available NEA micro-credentials can be found at:

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