Susan M. Brookhart

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Performance assessment helps show students that the purpose of their learning is more than just knowing something for a grade on a test. 

- Susan M. Brookhart

Susan M. Brookhart, PhD, is an independent educational consultant focusing on the role of both formative and summative classroom assessment. Her book Performance Assessment deepens our understanding of performance assessment and how to clearly describe the criteria in tasks and rubrics. 


Susan M. Brookhart

Susan M. Brookhart, PhD, is an independent educational consultant and author based in Helena, Montana. Brookhart’s interests include the role of both formative and summative classroom assessment in student motivation and achievement, the connection between classroom assessment and large-scale assessment, and grading. She was the 2007-2009 editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, a journal of the National Council on Measurement in Education. She is author or co-author of 16 books and more than 60 articles and book chapters on classroom assessment, teacher professional development, and evaluation. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals.

Brookhart received her PhD in Educational Research and Evaluation from The Ohio State University, after teaching in both elementary and middle schools. She was a full-time faculty member at Duquesne University, most recently as professor and chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership. She currently serves as a research and professional development consultant in the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education at Duquesne.


2018 Events


July 30 – Aug 1: 2018 Formative Assessment National Conference; “Performance Assessment - Showing What Students Know and Can Do”

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  1. Performance Assessment

    Showing What Students Know and Can Do

    Susan M. Brookhart

    Paperback | 06/10/15

    Deepens understanding of what performance assessment is, what purposes it serves, and how to use performance tasks and rubrics to support formative and summative assessment. Learn More
  2. Performance Assessment Pack

    Susan M. Brookhart


    A handy collection of the book and matching quick reference guide by Susan M. Brookhart. Learn More
  3. Performance Assessment Quick Reference Guide

    Susan M. Brookhart

    Quick reference guide | 05/07/16

    At-a-glance guidance for incorporating performance assessment into planning, designing and selecting rubric templates and tasks. Learn More

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