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Assessment Resources


In this ISU Writing Program YouTube video, we define assessment and give examples of informal and formal assessment, and summative and formative assessment.

This ISU Writing Program article introduces differences between equality and equity in order to challenge our antecedent knowledge about writing assessment. This article lays some initial groundwork for practicing participatory assessment in a more socially responsible and responsive way.


This ISU Writing Program article defines participatory assessment as a set of practices to work toward more equitable, inclusive writing assessment. This article defines and introduces what we mean by self, peer, and collaborative writing assessment, and describes what these participatory assessment practices can look like.

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