ASSESSMENT / TESTING
Assessment Rubrics- Assessment tips and tools and help in developing details for what you expect students to learn and evaluate what they have mastered in any given lesson.
Assessment: Creating Rubrics - Explore this 5-part series to learn how one teacher uses rubrics to motivate students and foster critical thinking. Articles focus on the advantages of rubrics, rubric design and types, how to weight evaluation criteria, and how to elicit student input in the assessment and evaluation process.
Assessment Strategies and Definitions - Here you'll find guidelines to help you develop different types of assessments and communicate performance expectations. By applying standardized ways to identify areas of knowledge and skills that students have mastered and those that need more work, you can easily hone your teaching skills. Click the Assessment link at the left for additional tools to help you develop assessment strategies aligned with your lessons.
Classroom Assessment Techniques - Starting from the assumption that "the more you know about what and how students are learning, the better you can plan learning activities to structure your teaching," this Web site provides both individual and collaborative activities for classroom assessment. The suggested in-class assessment methods can serve as alternatives to traditional standardized, multiple-choice, and paper-and-pencil evaluation techniques.
Creating Your Own Rubrics - At this site you'll find steps to follow and questions to ask as you develop personalized assessment rubrics. There are recommendations for rubric construction, plus tips for automating assessment and evaluation using an electronic database.
CyberLibrary: Assessment and Rubrics - This Web portal offers links to several assessment and subject-based evaluation rubric sites. Follow the links to learn how to write assessment rubrics, assess technology projects, evaluate classroom participation, determine if students work well in groups with peers, and more.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Education - We provide balanced information concerning educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology.
ETS Homepage - Official site of the Education Testing Service. Find information about PRAXIS, TOEFL, GMAT, ACT, GRE, CLEP, etc
Intel Education - Assessing Projects -
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Assessment and Rubric Information - Technology guru and dynamic educator Kathy Schrock offers a collection of links to information about assessments and rubrics. Organized by topic, you'll find resources to help you evaluate student Web pages, specific subject area projects (maps, PowerPoint presentations, primary sources, oral presentations, and more), educator technology skills, electronic portfolios, and report card comments.
Partnership for Lifelong Learning Web Olympics: Scoring Rubric - To find out how effective your class or school Web site really is, check out this Web site evaluation rubric. How does your site compare? Evaluation criteria include content, layout, HTML coding, navigation and marketing techniques.
PBL (Project Based Learning) Checklists - A wizard-like format with fill-in-the-blank guidelines guide you in making project checklists for your students so they know exactly what has to be done to complete an activity successfully. You can easily search for checklists by grade level and project type (writing, presentation, multimedia, or science). Once a selected checklist appears on screen, use the pull down menus and other tools provided to personalize it with your own evaluation criteria.
Rubric for Evaluating WebQuests - Here you'll find a ready-made template for scoring or evaluating student WebQuest projects, complete with scoring categories. Checklists with additional scoring criteria to evaluate project fine points are also provided. Save the page as an HTML file and open it in MS Word (or another word processor) to tailor its specifics to your needs. If you don't use WebQuests in your teaching, check out the helpful tips on creating a generic subject-based rubric from scratch. You can also download this generic rubric template to help you get started.
Rubistar - Learn how to create rubrics that measure student performance in project-based learning activities. Customizable rubrics for written reports, multimedia projects, oral presentations, and science activities assist teachers who don't have time to develop their own evaluation criteria. A special tool allows you to enter evaluation data into RubiStar after project completion and determine which skills students found difficult.
Rubric to Assess a PBL [Project-Based Learning] - This downloadable PDF (Portable Document Format) file presented as a table serves as a ready-made rubric providing assessment criteria to measure levels of performance (Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner, and Expert) for a project-based task. The curriculum area is up to you, but evaluation criteria include task authenticity, content and presentation, creativity, and level of student interest.
S.C. Department of Education – Testing & Assessment – Describes SC’s test programs and provides test scores.
Student Web Page/Mulitmedia Project Rubric - Adapted from the Official Multimedia Mania Rubric for use by participants in a contest, this assessment template can help you evaluate student Web pages and multimedia projects. Evaluation criteria include storyboard development, organization of content, originality, copyright information provided, easily viewable on both Mac and PC platforms, knowledge of the subject, graphic design, mechanics, and teamwork. Save the Multimedia Project Rubric Template in HTML format for use in MS Word or another word processor, or download in Excel format from MidLink Magazine.
Yahoo! – Portfolio Assessment