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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Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL

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5 Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

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6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reflects on the fluid nature of student learning and how assessment needs to reflect that, and then suggests six strategies for enhancing depth of understanding.

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"Listen: The Movie" Challenges the Culture of Standardized Testing

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley reviews 'Listen: The Movie,' a new film giving voice to student frustration about U.S. education's culture of rigorous standardized testing.

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How to Get High-Quality Student Work in PBL

John Larmer, Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education, looks at how to get high-quality work from students engaged in project-based learning.

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Bringing Authenticity to the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller examines a few of the ways to bring authenticity into your PBL classroom.

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Critical Assessment Ideas from PBL World

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, recently returned from this year's PBL World Conference, presents a few of his big takeaways about critical assessment.

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Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

Fifth-grade teacher Lisa Mims describes how she uses the ClassDojo app to improve student behavior, share data and save time.

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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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Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive
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Big Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive

Stanford University professor and noted researcher Linda Darling-Hammond discusses what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment.

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How to Motivate Learning: Alternatives to Rewards

Dr. Richard Curwin offers the three most important and easy-to-implement alternatives to rewards, incentives, bribes and other harmful gimmicks.

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An Introduction to Comprehensive Assessment
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An Introduction to Comprehensive Assessment

Performance-based evaluation is a real-world improvement on the artificial measures of paper-and-pencil testing.

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Criteria for Effective Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Andrew Miller from the Buck Institute shares some criteria for assessing project-based learning effectively.

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Bringing Authenticity to the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller examines a few of the ways to bring authenticity into your PBL classroom.

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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School
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Differentiated Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed

Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

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