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.

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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.

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Applying Math Skills to a Real-World Problem
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Applying Math Skills to a Real-World Problem

Students in Eeva Reeder's geometry class design schools for 2050.

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Testing Is Anything But Standard at the Urban Academy

At Urban Academy, teaching to the individual student creates an innovative and effective way to learn.

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Geometry Students Angle into Architecture Through Project Learning

When learning is based on projects, math becomes relevant as well as rigorous.

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Comprehensive Assessment: An Overview
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Comprehensive Assessment: An Overview

Performance assessments offer a richer, more holistic approach to evaluating what students know and can do.

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Science and History Lessons Come from Restoring Ancient Ponds
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Science and History Lessons Come from Restoring Ancient Ponds

Students develop and manage their own projects with guidance from mentors in this coastal high school's community.

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Project-Based Learning (PBL) on Wheels: Students Build an Electric Car
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WHEA Electric Car: Project-Based Learning on Wheels

High school students learn a variety of academic, communication, and teamwork skills when they build and race a car for the Hawaiian Electric Electron Marathon.

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Project-Based Learning: An Overview
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Project-Based Learning: An Overview

Seymour Papert, a distinguished professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is among a growing group of scholars who support project-based learning.

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Student Calls for a Learning Revolution

Student author, blogger and speaker Nikhil Goyal advocates for sweeping, bottom-up change in the U.S. education system.

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After-School Mentors Matter at Citizen Schools
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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.

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Thank You

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The Key to Learning: A Place for Meaningful Academic Exploration

Projects, portfolios, and presentations rule a school founded on Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.

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An Old-School Coach Becomes a Facilitator for a Technology Class
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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.

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Powerful PD: Teachers Take the Learner's Seat

Blogger Bob Lenz proposes that schools give teachers opportunity firsthand to experience project learning.

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Community-Based Assessment Makes the Grade

In scoring student performance, top marks go to teachers rather than the testing industry.

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