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Electronic Portfolios in the K-12 Classroom
The electronic portfolio, already a well-established tool in higher Education, is beginning to appear in K-12 classrooms as well. A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work demonstrating the student's achievement or growth as characterized by a strong vision of content.

Teacher Helpers from Discoveryschool.com
A usable method for teachers is to provide a rubric for student use and for both formative and summative assessment purposes. The site has a collection of assessment rubrics that may be helpful to you as you design your own. A book dealing with both the theoretical and practical design of rubrics is the ASCD publication.

Alternative Assessment
Alternative assessment is any type of assessment in which students create a response to a question or task. (In traditional assessments, studentschoose a response from a given list, such as multiple-choice, true/false, or matching).Alternative assessments can include short-answer questions, essays, performance assessment, oral presentations, demonstrations, exhibitions, and portfolios.

The Staff Room Rubrics
The site has a collection of links to assessment rubrics in a variety of subject areas.You will also find links to online rubric and checklist creation sites.Check out the pages for sample rubrics to help you create your own.

http://education.curtin.edu.au/iier/iier7/dunkin.html
The source contains information and discussion concerning conceptual aspects of assessing teachers' effectiveness in these areas : purposes; category of teachers to be assessed; conceptions of teachers' work; dimensions of teacher quality; approach to establishing validity of assessments.

Balanced Assessment in Mathematics
The Balanced Assessment in Mathematics program has been developing innovative mathematics assessment tasks and helping teachers to use them in their classrooms.Balanced Assessment in Mathematics is a National Science Foundation project charged with developing new approaches to the assessment of mathematical competence in the elementary and secondary grades.

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