You might find these resources to be helpful as you move toward a system of formative assessment.

The classic article on formative assessment:
Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam, Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment. Published in 1998 by Phi Delta Kappa International.

Books to Read
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  1. Classroom Assessment// for //Student Learning: Doing it Right – Using it Well, by Rick Stiggins, Judith Arter, Jan Chappuis, Steve Chappuis
  2. How to Grade for Learning, by Ken O’Connor
  3. A Repair Kit of Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, by Ken O’Connor
  4. Classroom Assessment and Grading that Works, by Robert Marzano
  5. Formative Assessment and Standards Based Grading: Classroom Strategies that Work, by Robert Marzano
  6. Designing and Teaching Learning Goals and Objectives, by Robert Marzano

Priority expectations for physics, biology, earth science, chemistry
Mathematics and Science K-8 power standards and related learning targets