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PBL Assessment

Has a project hit the standards? Is the product authentic? How is the presentation? Find models and share tips for how to best assess project-based learning activities.

How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL

John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education, looks at how to get high-quality work from students engaged in project-based learning.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

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What's Next for PBL?

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PBL and Standardized Tests? It Can Work!

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Project Rubric

Download a project rubric used by teachers at Manor New Technology High School to assess products including a personal response essay and a group presentation.

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Project Review Graphic Organizer

Download a graphic organizer from Manor New Technology High School to assist students with project peer review.

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The 40 Reflection Questions

Download a list of 40 questions to help students reflect on their work during projects by looking backward, inward, outward, and forward.

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What's Next for PBL?

As we move toward more widespread adoption of PBL, we imagine further reinvention of this powerful method of teaching and learning. Here's a forecast of what's ahead.

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Embedding Assessment Throughout the Project (Keys to PBL Series Part 5)
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Embedding Assessment Throughout the Project (Keys to PBL Series Part 5)

Assessment can be integrated seamlessly into project-based learning. Find tools for measuring student understanding from the beginning to the end of a project.

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Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond "course-based" approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning
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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

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AP and PBL: It Works!

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, challenging the assumption that PBL is incompatible with AP expectations, suggests three ways of making them more synergistic: embedding assessments within the project, using past exams for review, and targeting...

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Maximizing Profit: The PBL Classroom Without PBL

Danielle Lynch of Sammamish High School offers a glimpse of the 21st century skills that remain on display in her problem-based learning math classroom even when students aren't specifically tasked with a PBL project.

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.

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Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

Blogger Andrew Miller offers six simple, effective approaches to differentiated instruction in project-based learning.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning
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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

14 1,437 55,502 views
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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, reinforcing his long-held belief that creativity can be taught and assessed, offers a PBL strategy for how to do just that.

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Assessing the Common Core Standards: Real Life Mathematics

Blogger Andrew Miller on why we need to keep relevancy in mind when we ask students to perform real world math, just as the Math Common Core dictates.

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Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment

Katherine Piper offers three standards of assessment for individual student participation in PBL teams.

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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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The 40 Reflection Questions

Download a list of 40 questions to help students reflect on their work during projects by looking backward, inward, outward, and forward.

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Project Review Graphic Organizer

Download a graphic organizer from Manor New Technology High School to assist students with project peer review.

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Project Rubric

Download a project rubric used by teachers at Manor New Technology High School to assess products including a personal response essay and a group presentation.

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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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