Purpose of the Toolkit
The Assessment of Essential Skills Toolkit is organized in three functional categories, including Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining. You’ll be able to access any of the sections and applicable steps/resources at any time as you develop your district/school strategic assessment plan. In the Planning section, steps 1-10 outline a process for developing your plan for assessing the Essential Skills. The Implementation section is currently being developed, but does provide some initial resources to help districts/schools implement their assessment of Essential Skills plans. The Sustaining section will be developed in the near future.
As you work through the Toolkit, you may print tools and resources or download a Microsoft Word version by selecting the item from the Checklist section at the bottom of each page. You can navigate through the steps by using either the Toolkit Process in the navigation above or by selecting the next step, tool, or resource at the bottom of each page. Some Tools and Resources are presented as "pop-ups." You may need to enable "pop-ups" on your computer to access them.