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

Performance Assessment

How well did your students learn? Find alternative ways to assess what they know and what they can do through the creation of authentic products and performances.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share

A New Era for Student Assessment

Standardized assessments, even when they include open-ended questions and are performance-based, only give us part of the picture of a student's readiness for college and career success.

A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 3

Watch as one high school student is asked challenging questions from a panel as she defends her senior thesis and portfolio.

A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 4

The case is made for teachers to work together to calibrate assignment or project criteria so that every student is judged by the same standards and the same level of rigor.

Deeper Learning: Performance Assessment and Authentic Audience

Shawn Cornally explores ways of making assessment relevant to students and more useful to teachers.

Discuss

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Last comment 1 week 1 day ago
3 1,048 35,201 views

A New Era for Student Assessment

Last comment 5 days 11 hours ago
1 208 10,767 views

A New Era for Student Assessment

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:43
1 208 10,767 views

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 12:41
3 1,048 35,201 views

How Do We Measure Social and Emotional Learning?

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:00
6 5,224 24,848 views

Browse

article

Assessment Tips for Full-Time Learning Programs

What measures do educators and administrators take in evaluating the success of a full-time learning program?

2 572 views
Innovative Teaching and Learning: Lessons from High Tech High's Founding Principal
video

Taking the Lead: An Interview with Larry Rosenstock

High Tech High's founding principal and CEO speaks about its innovative teaching and learning model.

4 34 6,842 views
Transformed by Technology and Project-Based Learning: High Tech High
video

Transformed by Technology at High Tech High

A network of K-12 public charter schools uses rigorous projects and online portfolio assessments to revolutionize learning.

11 135 11,388 views
Linda Darling-Hammond on Creating a Collaborative Classroom
video

The Collaborative Classroom: An Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

The Stanford University education professor says social and emotional learning is a crucial part of teaching the whole child.

8 98 13,459 views
Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's
video

Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's

A fifth-grade field trip from Ferryway School, near Boston, to the nation's oldest ironworks is captured with the latest tech.

66 33 13,666 views
An Old-School Coach Becomes a Facilitator for a Technology Class
video

An Old-School Coach Becomes a Facilitator for EAST

A teacher finds new inspiration for a different way of teaching though the Environmental and Spatial Technology Initiative.

2 348 views
The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program
video

The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program

Architectural projects and internships integrate real-life math, science, design, and technology skills for San Francisco high school students.

6 13 2,281 views

Pages

Principal sitting at her desk
article

School of the Future: Q&A with the Principals

John Fanning and Stacy Goldstein share insight on how you can implement an "authentic" assessment strategy at your school.

1 28 2,488 views
blog

The Power of Comprehensive Assessment

Blogger and founder of Envision Schools Bob Lenz describes how the assessments at his schools are balanced by focusing on three aspects of learning: knowledge, application, and reflection.

2 31 2,281 views
After-School Mentors Matter at Citizen Schools
video

After-School Mentors Matter at Citizen Schools

Through the Citizen Schools program, professionals team up with public schools to create an enhanced learning community after the school day ends.

2 30 2,281 views
The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program
video

The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program

Architectural projects and internships integrate real-life math, science, design, and technology skills for San Francisco high school students.

6 13 2,281 views
article

Accurate Assessment: Grades That Mean Something

Detailed scoring rubrics allow students to learn from their mistakes.

3 2,281 views
Kids Represent Their Work Through Tech
video

Kids Represent Their Work Through Tech

A school uses technology to help provide top-of-the-line education for all students.

14 14 2,280 views
blog

How Authentic Assessment Heightens Accountability in Our Schools

Blogger Bob Lenz explains how making assessment public leads to higher performance by both students and teachers.

7 137 1,866 views

Pages

Join the movement for change