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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.