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.
Catherine Gewertz, Senior Contributing Writer; Stephen Sawchuk, Assistant Managing Editor; Sarah D. Sparks, Assistant Editor; and Madeline Will, Senior Staff Writer contributed to this video.