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Assessment

The following information pertains to Assessment and Evaluation of materials completed by students. As shown by the links below, one will find that there are many ways to assess student work rather than basic paper-pencil tests. It is recommended that each teacher use a variety of assessment tools to measure the understanding of his/her students on a particular content area.

  • Formative and Summative: The links on this page explain the difference between formative and summative testing styles. It also provides great examples on how to create formative or summative assessment tests.
  • Alternative: On this page you can find links that explain what alternative assessments are, the different types of alternative assessments and how to build one.
  • Authentic: Each link onthis page provides an explanation and examples of Authentic Assessments. The YouTube video is a grate visual aid for explaining the frameworks of Authentic Assessments.
  • Portfolio: This page contains helpful links to building portfolios and ePortfolios. It also provides examples of what to put into each portfolio and how to plan a portfolio assessment.
  • Project and Problem Based: Watch the informative YouTube video to understand what a project- or problem-based assessment is. The video also explains the purpose of problem-based assessments and give examples to them. In addition, the links below provide more examples to inquiry-based learning and assessing.
  • Rubrics: The links on this page provide explanation on using rubrics, how to create rubrics, and the different types of rubrics that can be used. Included is the RubiStar link to the website which provides a free tool to help teachers create rubrics for project based learning activities.
  • Project Based: This page of links explain the purpose of project-based assessments as well as give detailed examples of them. They also provide an explanation of how to build a project-based assessment.
  • Performance: On this page you can find links that explain the functions of performance assessments and how to develop performance assessments and rubrics.