The Literacy Design Collective offers sample curricula and resources to allow teachers to build lessons to support their specific classroom goals.
Beyond the Bubble unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create a new generation of history assessments.
The Classroom Sample Tasks blend content, practices, and concepts from both the NGSS and the CCSS. Teachers across the disciplines have collaborated to write sample tasks, which are the result of a vision of integrating science, engineering, and mathematics for classroom use.
Performance Assessment Links in Science (PALS )is a resource bank of science performance assessment tasks for Grades K-12 that are indexed to the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and other standards frameworks.
The Mathematics Assessment Project tools are relevant to any curriculum that seeks to deepen students’ understanding of mathematical concepts and develop their ability to apply that knowledge to non-routine problems.
The Inside Mathematics website hosts grade-level formative performance assessment tasks with accompanying scoring rubrics and discussion of student work samples.
Understanding Entry-Level Courses in American Institutions of Higher Education outlines a study conducted by EPIC that empirically identifies the characteristics of work at the college- and career-readiness level in English/language arts, science, and social sciences courses. Using a previously collected national sample of over two thousand entry-level college course documents, EPIC used an emergent coding…
Brenda Iasevoli of The Hechinger Report profiles Los Angeles High School of the Arts, which is in its second year of having its seniors defend their portfolios. She places the profile against the larger backdrop of alternate measures of student—and school—performance: Portfolio assessments like this one, which look a lot like doctoral dissertation defenses,…
Amy Scott discusses the differences between Smarter Balanced tests and the traditional standardized test, such as the use of open-ended questions over multiple choice. Scott suggests that such higher-quality assessment is worth the higher costs.
Author: Amy Scott
In 2012, California Senate Bill 1458 added a measure of college and career preparedness to the Academic Performance Index (API). The Public Schools Accountability Act Advisory Committee was charged with making recommendations to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education regarding measures that could serve as indicators of college and…