Definitions of formative assessment vary, but most people agree that it has the power to yield information about what students are learning while they are learning it.
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This is a link a video about curriculum embedded assessments and how they are used in Massachusetts classrooms.
This site is a classic reference about occupations from A to Z. Compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it includes a description of the work, training, and education needed for a specific occupation, the earnings for that occupation, and expected job prospects.
This site provides a quick and easy assessment tool to help people identify possible occupations based on their interests and personality type. It provides a full description of occupations, including tasks, skills, knowledge, and education needed. It also has videos of occupations.
Smart About Money is a website for consumers developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education. The website includes online courses and a wealth of tools and resources to guide daily spending and saving decisions, plan for emergencies, plug spending leaks, and identify life values.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit and resources for human services professionals and educators to introduce basic financial literacy concepts to their students and clients.
American Student Assistance® provides web-based tools and information about financial planning, and student loans, free of charge to students and graduates.
The Job Training Alliance (JTA) is a network of greater Boston community-based workforce development organizations. JTA utilizes the combined power of member agencies to maximize and advocate for employment opportunities for low-income residents through sustained funding for workforce development.
This curriculum was developed for teachers and advisors working with people who read at a 4th grade level or above or who speak limited English. It guides them through a process of assessing their skills and interests and exploring careers, with the goal of developing a plan for college.
Ready-made benchmark tests cannot substitute for day-to-day formative assessment conducted by assessment-literate teachers.