Assessment | Edutopia
Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Assessment

Look beyond high-stakes testing to learn about different ways of assessing the full range of student ability -- social, emotional, and academic achievement.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share
Overview

Assessment for Understanding

Standardized tests aren't the only way of gauging student achievement. Through various measures, including portfolios, presentations, and tests, educators are using performance assessments to measure what students know and can do. Watch an introduction video.

History

Comprehensive Assessment: A Short History

Comprehensive assessment embraces the whole system of assessing student understanding as a mechanism to improve teaching and learning. Learn more.

Experts

What the Experts Say

Educators and researchers share their views on why authentic assessment is a critical piece of the learning process. See what the experts say.

Research

Research: Integrating Assessment into Classroom Practice

Assessment is the single most effective instructional strategy to increase learning. Learn about the key comprehensive assessment practices that have been shown by research to promote learning. Dig deeper.

Discuss

Making Student Data Part of the Conversation

Last comment 3 weeks 2 days ago
13 2,500 13,302 views

Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

Last comment 1 week 2 days ago
19 539 25,696 views

Replacing Filler in Special Education Documents

Last comment 3 weeks 3 days ago
17 122 4,686 views

Biotech Academy: A Catalyst for Change

Wed, 10/01/2003 - 16:10
6 2 1,060 views

Is There a Tool to Help Track Progress Over Time?

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 19:32
1 16 views

Starting the School Year With a Party

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:00
570 views

Browse

blog

Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

Guest blogger Michelle Lampinen, a digital literacy and English teacher at Biotechnology High School, describes how she reverse-engineered a rubric for student assessment that includes links and QR codes.

6 917 33,405 views
blog

How Teachers Can Share Their Own Learning

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz outlines the teacher defense -- an innovative approach to educators publicly sharing their learning from professional development.

3 241 2,877 views
blog

An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design

Edutopia blogger interviews instructional expert and co-author of Understanding by Design Grant Wiggins.

4 553 15,720 views
blog

The State of the Common Core

Vanessa Vega, Edutopia's Research Analyst, offers a work-in-progress view of how the Common Core is being implemented and assessed nationwide.

5 391 13,906 views
blog

The Biggest Lie Students Tell Me (and How to Turn It Around)

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson believes his students are lying when they claim inability to understand, and he offers three strategies to help them get past this erroneous statement.

6 1,678 20,557 views
blog

Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.

7 193 19,952 views
blog

Ideas for Implementing Literacy Common Core in the Non-ELA Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller provides four ideas for implementing the Common Core Literacy Standards when teaching non-ELA subjects.

9 296 6,349 views

Pages

article

How the School of the Future Got It Right

This New York City middle and high school measures the full range of student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests -- and they put a strong focus on "authentic" tasks that are tied to the real world.

12 81 16,929 views
Anatomy of a Project: Kinetic Conundrum
video

Anatomy of a Project: "Kinetic Conundrum"

Art, history, engineering, language arts, and technology, both old and new, come together for eighth grade students in this rich project learning expedition at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.

2 65 16,627 views
article

Measuring What Counts: Memorization Versus Understanding

A discussion on the benefits of applied learning.

17 29 16,476 views
blog

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.

1 787 16,022 views
article

Ten Takeaway Tips for Using Authentic Assessment in Your School

How you can get started.

12 84 15,871 views
blog

An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design

Edutopia blogger interviews instructional expert and co-author of Understanding by Design Grant Wiggins.

4 553 15,720 views
blog

Modeling: Essential for Learning

Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea discusses the importance of instruction by modeling, and takes her examples from possible lessons that meet the Common Core Standards.

6 489 15,720 views

Pages

Article

Assessment Professional Development Guide

An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for understanding the many ways to assess student learning in the classroom.

63 25,696 views

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning

This guide will inspire and expand your thinking about effective assessment for project-based learning. Tips are organized to follow the arc of a project: planning, launch into active learning, and then a culminating presentation. Reflection is the final...

2,892 162,189 views