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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.

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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.

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Common Core in Action: The Power of a Checklist

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Education Research Reviews: Resource Roundup

Learn about the evidence base behind some of the strategies and practices featured on Edutopia, and use this information to advocate for changes in your school or district.

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Comprehensive Assessment Research Review

Discover the key comprehensive assessment practices that have been shown by extensive research to promote learning.

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Comprehensive Assessment Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

Find research supporting comprehensive assessment in this annotated bibliography.

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Comprehensive Assessment Research Review: Avoiding Pitfalls

Avoid these common mistakes so you can help ensure a comprehensive assessment process that is effective for both you and your students.

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Comprehensive Assessment Research Review: Motivating Students

Helping students develop a growth mindset and nurturing grit are two important aspects of keeping students motivated to learn more and improve.

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Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Waldorf-inspired public schools are on the rise as parents seek relief from the high-stakes testing culture.

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Standardized Testing Fails the Exam

If enough educators -- and noneducators -- realize there are serious flaws in how we evaluate our schools, maybe we can stop this absurdity.

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5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention

Edutopia blogger Judy Willis, suggesting that effective assessment is built on students' strengths and interests, offers five forms of assessment that will help students retain content rather than forgetting material they no longer need.

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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

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The Four R's: Rigor in Twenty-First-Century Schools

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Sustaining Success Despite Budget Cuts

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Criteria for Effective Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Andrew Miller from the Buck Institute shares some criteria for assessing project-based learning effectively.

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Assessment Professional Development Guide

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

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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...

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