Review and share various ways to develop criteria for student assessment and to communicate academic expectations to students.
- Providing a scaffold and teaching students how to use a scaffold are not the same thing.
- A format that provides students with personalized feedback and works to keep them from focusing solely on their grade.
- In part seven of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett examines the role of student reflection and the challenges of assessment in his (ungraded) middle school makerspace.
- Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.
- In a testing-driven environment, it's critical that we foster student creativity in the classroom, whether through open-ended projects, 20 percent time, or team-building activities.
- Blogger and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron uses the 4 Cs from the Common Core standards to guide her when designing student assessments.
- Cait Camarata, Edutopia’s visual designer, provides a few straightforward rubric-design tips and a customizable rubric template for educators who are short on time.
- 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.
- To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
- Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.
- How students and teachers understand the standards against which work will be measured, from Edutopia.org's Assessment Professional Development Guide.
- Guest blogger Michelle Lampinen, a digital literacy and English teacher at Biotechnology High School, describes how she reverse-engineered a rubric for student assessment that includes links and QR codes.
- Looking for help with rubrics? With a focus on the middle grades, we've compiled tips, sample rubrics, and resources to help you design and implement rubrics for assessment.
- New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.