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Some great Internet links on assessment
Apr 18, 2010
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Assessment is always challenging - whether you are the student, teacher, or designer of them! In UbD training and consulting; in looking at curriculum maps; in viewing classes: we hear it over and over: boy, the assessment part is difficult.

It always helps to have examples to learn from and borrow. So, here are some of the better Internet-based resources available to you. Some of the sites teach about assessment; others provide samples. Make a special effort to check out the Georgia Frameworks: a database of model units, written in ubd format, culminating in pretty good performance tasks with good detail on how to implement them.
 
if you are interested in a few of my briefer, punchier articles on assessment and reform, go to Edutopia for a few examples:
 

http://www.edutopia.org/healthier-testing-made-easy

http://www.edutopia.org/assessment-for-understanding-taking-deeper-look

 

Below are sites with assessment examples, guidance on developing them, and information on how to use them:

 

A site with links to documents on assessment design (for college teachers):

http://fod.msu.edu/OIR/Assessment/multiple-choice.asp

 

An Authentic Assessment Toolkit:

http://jonathan.mueller.faculty.noctrl.edu/toolbox/whatisit.htm

 

GA Model Frameworks – full units & detailed performance assessments

 https://www.georgiastandards.org/Frameworks/Pages/BrowseFrameworks/Frameworks.aspx

 

Arts Assessments (IL DOE)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/fine_arts/capd.htm

 

English/Language Arts Assessments (IL DOE)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/ela/capd.htm

 

Foreign Language Assessment Tasks (IL DOE)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/foreign_languages/capd.htm

 

Mathematics Assessments (IL DOE)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/math/capd.htm

 

Physical Education & Health Assessment (IL DOE)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/pdh/capd.htm

 

Science Assessments (IL DOE)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/science/capd.htm

 

Social Studies Assessment (IL DOE)

http://www.isbe.net/ils/social_science/capd.htm

 

Social Studies Performance-Based Assessment tasks (WA DOE)

http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/WASL/socialstudies/CBAs/Grade8History-WhyHistory.pdf

 

Guidelines for Local Assessment in Nebraska (NE DOE)

http://www.nde.state.ne.us/stars/documents/STARSbooklet.04.pdf

 

Balanced Assessment in Mathematics (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

http://balancedassessment.concord.org/

 

Assessments in the Sciences – HS & College

http://www.flaguide.org/extra/download.php

 

6-Trait Writing Rubric NWERL

http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/pdfRubrics/6plus1traits.PDF

 

Rubric Bank (Chicago Schools)

http://intranet.cps.k12.il.us/Assessments/Ideas_and_Rubrics/Rubric_Bank/rubric_bank.html

 

Rubrics (Univ Of Wisconsin – Stout)

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.shtml

 

Rubrics for most genres of Writing (Greece, NY)

http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/devel/Dist_Indices/departments.htm

 

Recommendations for Developing Classroom Performance Assessments and Scoring Rubrics

http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=8&n=14

 

P G County overview and design guide

http://www.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/~elc/developingtasks.html

 

U of Wisc Stout – Rubrics

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.shtml

 

Soc Studies Examples, Portland schools

http://www.portlandschools.org/Pages/LResults/CS/SocStudies/Perf.html

 

Know of any other great sites on assessment (or other UbD topics)? E-mail me and I'll add them: Email Grant

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