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.

  • Project-Based Learning

    Project-Based Learning and the Research Paper

    Students take responsibility for their learning and develop solutions for complex problems when their research paper becomes a PBL unit.
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    PBL and Standardized Tests? It Can Work!

    There’s a tension between project-based learning and standardized testing prep, but also a wide swath of common ground.
  • Project-Based Learning

    A Research-Backed Science Curriculum

    Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Junior Historians at Work

    A fourth-grade teacher shares a project-based learning unit that incorporates social studies, literacy, math, and 21st-century skills.
  • PBL Assessment

    Standards-Based Assessment in PBL

    Incorporating standards-based grading into project-based learning is a challenge, but these four practices will help you get started.
  • Project-Based Learning

    5 PBL Pitfalls to Avoid

    Project-based learning is powerful but complex, so we have solutions to some common problems teachers may encounter.
  • PBL Assessment

    Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

    Because PBL is about more than learning content, PBL teachers should investigate and experiment with multi-model strategies for assessing their students' learning skills.
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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.
  • Environmental Education

    What Can Kids Do for Earth Day (and Beyond)?

    If enough students are motivated to take action, there should be no shortage of human energy to tackle the environmental challenges ahead. How do your students plan to make a difference this Earth Day and beyond? 
  • PBL Assessment

    Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL

    By replacing student grades with an end-of-quarter conference, you can change that persistent question of "Will I be graded on this?" to "What can I do better?"