Assessment Video K-12 Performance Assessment Terms Explained
Interest is growing in assessing students’ learning by having them show what they can do with what they know. But educators often disagree about what terms like performance assessment and project-based learning really mean in the classroom. In an effort to clear up some of the confusion, Education Week writers developed definitions for six performance-assessment related terms, including proficiency-based learning, project-based learning, standards-based grading, and portfolios. See the results in this animated glossary.
Curriculum Classroom Portfolios Used as Alternative Teacher-Evaluation Measure
Tennessee is allowing arts teachers to submit their students' work as one yardstick of how well they contribute to the children's achievement.
Assessment Digital Portfolios: An Alternative Approach To Assessing Progress
Student mastery is being tracked on something other than tests.
Federal Reacting to Reviews, States Cut Portfolio Assessments for ELL Students
Arkansas and Wisconsin have dropped portfolio assessments for English-language learners after receiving letters from the U.S. Department of Education saying the states had to prove those tests were valid or their large-scale assessment systems would be rejected under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Assessment Assessment Reform at Crossroads
Across the nation, the movement for new forms of student assessment appears to have slowed and in some cases even reversed. Gov. Pete Wilson of California, for example, vetoed the reauthorization of the California Learning Assessment System, which included not only a substantially open-ended state exam, but also funded a wide array of local assessment-development projects.