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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Standardized Testing

However you feel about them, standardized tests are integral to public education. Discover ways to prepare for, cope with, detox from, and even be creative with high-stakes assessments.

The Importance of Play in Preparing for Standardized Testing

Investigate ways to play with the standardized-test format to build student familiarity and confidence.

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Are Students Numbers or People?

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

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The Importance of Play in Preparing for Standardized Testing

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The Influence of the Online ACT Aspire in Alabama

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Are Students Numbers or People?

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The Importance of Play in Preparing for Standardized Testing

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Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for 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-Minute Film Festival: Beat Standardized Test Stress!

Any educator will tell you that accountability is critical to a good system of teaching and learning, but most teachers I know dread state test time. To give you a break from the stress of the tests, I've pulled together a few videos on the lighter...

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What Exactly Is "Understanding?" And How Do We Assess It?

Blogger Terry Heick looks at the nebulous term "understanding" and how its many interpretations can make student assessment so difficult.

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Common Core Sample: Plumbing the Dark Mysteries of National Standards

With an entertaining soup of mixed metaphor, blogger Gaetan Pappalardo rants about the apparent shortcomings and multiple unknowns of the Common Core State Standards.

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Why Giving Bonus Money to Better Teachers Is Wrong

Author Richard L. Curwin explains how merit pay will take US education in the wrong direction.

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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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Academic Integrity: Cheat or Be Cheated?

Guest blogger Denise Pope, senior lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Education, looks at the culture of desperation that encourages widespread student cheating and suggests five steps toward academic integrity in the classroom.

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PBL and Standardized Tests? It Can Work!

Regular Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller acknowledges the tension between project-based learning and standardized testing prep, yet he also finds a wide swathe of common ground between both teaching methods.

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Comprehensive Assessment: What Experts Say

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

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Handling Teacher and Student Testing Burnout

Blogger and high school principal Ben Johnson proposes technology as a key to deeper learning.

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Why Giving Bonus Money to Better Teachers Is Wrong

Author Richard L. Curwin explains how merit pay will take US education in the wrong direction.

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The Dark History of the Multiple-Choice Test

Science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez reveals the questionable origins of the multiple-choice test and questions whether this is truly a valid form of assessment.

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