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Chuck the Tests- Project Based Learning is Better

We have effective, research based models for assessing student learning that do not rely on standardized testing. So why aren’t we using them?

A friend of mine recently got hired at one of the city’s performance assessment consortium schools. 335 more words

Child Development And Why It Matters

Self assessment over resolutions...

It is the 7th Day of 2016 and some people are already realizing that the resolutions they made are not going to make it through the first month. 317 more words

Everyday Stuff

Setting a vision

This week, the PreK – 1 PLC group tackled rubric and prompt development for their performance assessments. We started off by sharing the ideas for opinion and info/explanatory writing that they had developed at the last meeting. 1,305 more words

PreK - 1st Grade

#TechTuesdays; Ted-Ed & Three Interpretations of Walt Whitman

Ted-Ed is an off-shoot of TED.com, which gathers (from its own conventions-of-sorts) talks from experts in their field that are often ground-breaking, inspiring, terrifying, eye-opening, etc. 1,442 more words


Something Old and Something New

Assessment has been the focus this week, which feels like a well traveled road for me in some respects. At the university, my major course is on reading assessment and I’ve taught this course since my second semester as a full time professor. 1,885 more words

2nd - 5th Grade

Circles and Squares

We started our performance assessment task day for Geometric Measure & Dimension with Circles and Squares, a Mathematics Assessment Project task.

Several students wondered about the ratios of the areas of the figures. 82 more words


Chasing Excellence: How Not To Confuse Efforts With Results!

When writing about “excellence” as a thought provoking exercise and discussion for the readers, participants and members of The Vertical, it made me think of my introduction to this very powerful word. 934 more words

Performance Assessment