Alternative Assessments


Will Design Thinking Kill the Rubric

In this article from ASCD Education Update, the authors explore ways to assess student learning when using a design thinking… Read More »

This opinion article makes a strong case for states to adopt portfolios as part of their assessment programs. The article… Read More »


Testing for Real-World Performance Online Summit

This free online summit, hosted by Education Week, is an opportunity for educators and other interested stakeholders to take part in… Read More »

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Assessments Can Support, Not Just Measure, Student Learning

This article looks at the work being done by The Assessment for Learning Project to recognize assessment as a positive… Read More »

This blog post explores ways in which assessment can become a lever for equity by shifting its purpose from comparing and… Read More »


Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

This is a compilation of resources to support the development of high-quality, authentic assessments of any learning project. The list… Read More »


Exhibits: Models of Excellence

This virtual exhibit showcases student projects. It offers video, pictures, interviews, and articles to tell the story of the group… Read More »

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The Learning Portfolio Project

This website documents a pilot program in which Dream Yard Preparatory School in NYC partnered with Parsons School for Design… Read More »


12 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

This article provides a list of apps to help students create digital portfolios. Digital portfolios can support learning by allowing… Read More »

Tool, Website

Top Picks: Student Portfolio Apps and Websites

This list from Common Sense Education highlights 17 tools for creating digital student portfolios. Portfolios allow teachers to assess student… Read More »

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