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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.

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.

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Deeper Learning: Performance Assessment and Authentic Audience

Teacher and writer Shawn Cornally explores the ways of making assessment relevant to students, and therefore more useful to teachers.

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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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.

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Rethinking Assessment

Educator and author Will Richardson considers why we should assess students by the standards of the networked world they already inhabit in this excerpt from his new TED e-book, Why School?

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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Mastery-Based Assessment Builds Accountability

How you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.

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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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Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind
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Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind

Edutopia revisits Indianapolis's Key Learning Community to see how things have changed since our first look in 2001.

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Great Tech Expectations: What Should Elementary Students Be Able to Do and When?

Mary Beth Hertz shares a list of tech skills by grade level that she helps her students obtain. How do they compare to yours?

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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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Ten Takeaway Tips for Using Authentic Assessment in Your School

How you can get started.

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Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning

Author Kevin Washburn looks at curiosity and how to inspire it in students through the questions we ask them.

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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.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 5)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fifth post of a six-part series.

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