What students are expected to learn must be clearly defined and appropriately measured. Evidence of student understanding and productive use of habits of mind are revealed when students can apply knowledge and skills effectively to new situations. The projects below highlight the importance of staff collaboration in the articulation, development, and measurement of summative assessments. Each of these projects inspired not only the work of the staff that developed them, but also increased the authenticity of assessment practice, motivated student achievement, established greater consistency in scoring practices, and more opportunities to hone key skills as they transitioned from one grade level (and subject area) to another.
Project: develop assessment types for each subject area that inform the development of performance tasks and measurement of enduring understandings. This file contains the science assessment vehicles that were articulated by staff. View Project
Project: develop assessments that will both measure and motivate student achievement at a magnet high school for law and government. These tasks will become the basis for the capstone project for high school graduation. View Project
Project: develop school-wide literacy rubrics for a magnet middle school that could be used to evaluate student writing in all subject areas. View Project
Project: develop technology competencies and district-wide rubric to improve the quality of teaching and opportunity to learn in the integration of technology instruction into general curriculum. View Project
Project: Project: develop a rubric for K-12 health teachers to improve efficiency and clarity of grading system for a school district in Connecticut. View Project