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The Assessment for Makers Online Class

Confidently create and deliver authentic assessment for learning experiences in your classroom.

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Assessment for Makers explores how to assess desired learning outcomes in maker-centered arts integration and STEAM classrooms with integrity and in alignment to identified standards. Learn how to leverage assessment for learning practices easily and with the 21st century student in mind.

Additionally, students will research and implement a variety of models for assessment.  These include portfolios, performance-based assessments, rubrics, formative assessment and summative measures.  Finally, this course facilitates the process of designing quality classroom assessment models that can be used for testing or student growth measures.



  • Define the unique qualities of performance-based, formative and summative assessment measures.
  • Select appropriate aligned assessments to measure a variety of desired student learning outcomes.
  • Analyze data gathered from assessments to determine appropriate next steps for student instruction.
  • Cite specific assessment examples that can be used authentically to measure student growth and mastery in required SLO/SGO teacher evaluation documents.
  • Develop assessments that require a variety of levels of cognitive demand presented in Bloom’s Taxonomy and connected through McTighe and Wiggins’ Understanding by Design.


The Assessment for Makers Online Course includes 4 training modules and 3 big bonuses. Each training module contains (3) 15-minute video lessons and 5-6 downloadable worksheets.  Here’s exactly what you’ll find inside…

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Discover the purpose of assessment for learning in the maker classroom and the types that are essential.

  • LESSON 1: The Purpose of Assessment
  • LESSON 2: Types of Assessment
  • LESSON 3: Assessing Integration

Downloadables: Assessment reference guide and reflection sheet, selection tool and planner, sample rubrics and an assessment mixing guide.

Experimenting with authentic assessments to promote student learning and creating the right mix for your classroom.

  • LESSON 1: Authentic Assessment
  • LESSON 2: The Keys to Creating Assessments
  • LESSON 3: Your Assessment Profile

Downloadables: Authentic assessment examples and action plan, checklist, cheat sheet, assessment templates, project planner and profile grid.

Selecting the right tools for the right tasks.

  • LESSON 1: Tools to Create Assessments
  • LESSON 2: Making Alignment Simple
  • LESSON 3: Integrating Student Growth

Downloadables: Assessment comparison tool, alignment map, growth target examples, integrated growth cycle


How to REALLY talk about data and take action.

  • LESSON 1: Integrating Data Analysis
  • LESSON 2: Taking Action
  • LESSON 3: Connecting the Dots

Downloadables: Data analysis template, taking action guides for lessons and units, standards-based grading templates, choice-based assessments list, assessment bank template

Bonuses designed to propel your assessment efforts

  • BONUS 1: Assessment in the Arts Resource Guide
  • BONUS 2: Writing Performance Tasks Resource Guide
  • BONUS 3: Teacher and Student Feedback Forms
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This course comes with all of the following:

 10 hour PD Certificate

12 Streaming Video Lessons

14 Downloadable Handouts

Slidedeck & Video Downloads

Your Personalized PD Certificate

At the completion of the course, each participant will be provided a certificate of professional development for 10 hours, often suitable for district CEUs and recertification needs.

Please check with your school or district on the transferability of PD hours into CEU credits.

**PA, NY, and TX residents – we are an approved PD provider.**

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Assessment Alignment

Video Length: 9 min. 30 sec.


  • WHY ASSESSMENT ALIGNMENT IS CRUCIAL: and a quick way to keep the alignments “right and tight” every time.
  • THE PROCESS OF ASSESSMENT ALIGNMENT: how to do it without overwhelm.



lori-headshot“I thoroughly enjoyed the online Assessment For Makers Course and gleaned new knowledge from listening to and participating in each Module. I have already seen students take a more active role in their learning process by using your directed, accurate and meaningful assessment design process. Thank you for this great course!”

Lori Wrankle

Meet Your Instructor

Susan Riley

Susan is the Founder and CEO of EducationCloset. As an arts integration and STEAM specialist, Susan has taught over 2,000 educators how to harness the creative mindset in their classrooms while maintaining integrity to the arts.  She is an internationally-recognized author, speaker, educator and passionate advocate for arts integration and STEAM.  In this new training, Susan shares her 12+ years of experience to provide you with the support you need in the rapidly shifting 21st century classroom.


It’s time to feel as confident and excited about your assessments as you do about your lessons.

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This investment in yourself and your teaching practice is just $199 and you can enroll now. Assessment for Makers is a 100% online class, accessible from any device, anytime. Once your transaction has been processed, you will receive an email with a secure link to gain immediate access.

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to feel totally comfortable taking this course. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

Can I learn at my own pace?

Absolutely!  Each of our courses are self-paced, means you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

Will the PD hours count for my school/district?

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

What is the total investment for this course?

All of our individual online courses for teachers are available for a total of $199.  That includes lifetime access and a certificate of 10 PD hours.  No additional books or purchases are required – everything is provided inside the course.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Absolutely.  We invite you to participate in any course for 30 days and access all that we have to offer.  At the end of 30 days, if you don’t feel that the course fits your needs, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

We’ll ask for your completed course work (to make sure you gave it a try) and ask what didn’t work for you (so that we can learn and improve).  If you commit to the work and don’t get the value, then we don’t deserve your money.

Can I use a purchase order?  What if I have a group?

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please contact us for those rates.

Can I use the PD hours for lane-change/salary bump?

In most cases, yes! Again, we suggest you double check with your own institution as each has different requirements.  We have a high-level of transferability for our courses to be used for these purposes, and will be happy to work with your institution if they require more information or details.

What is the assignment workload like for this course?

One of the unique things about this course is that there are no written assignments or quizzes. We don’t feel a drawn-out written assignment or quiz is directly applicable to your work.  Instead, in each lesson we provide you with a resource/download that you can use to apply the information you’ve learned from the video.

For example, in Module 3, Lesson 2, you are provided with this assessment alignment mapYou’ll complete the map after watching the video lesson and then use it as you continue throughout the course.  This way, your learning builds over time and you’re creating resources you can use in your own classroom.

At the end of our STEAM and arts integration courses, you’ll submit a plan of action for how you are going to incorporate everything you’ve learned into your classroom.  People approach this plan differently.  Some folks provide a series of lessons they plan to incorporate, some provide an outline for how they plan to bring these assessment practices to their school, and others write an essay on everything that they have learned throughout the course.  Any of these are fine!  Once we receive that plan of action, we review it and provide you with feedback and your certificate of hours within about 2-3 days.

What if I have questions?

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1088 or Email us here

Set yourself (and your students) up for success

Enroll in the course trusted by K-12 classroom and arts teachers designing assessments for their classrooms.

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