Alternative Assessments


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 »

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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 »


5 of the Best Rubric Making Tools for Teachers

This blog article provides background on the use of rubrics as well as tips for creation. It gives a quick… Read More »


Authentic Assessments Video Playlist

The videos in this series all focus on formative assessments. They are part of Success at the Core, a free professional… Read More »

In this article from the ASCD blog, Inservice, a principal outlines many reasons to use digital portfolios in support of student-centered… Read More »


Performance Assessment Resource Bank

The Performance Assessment Resource Bank works to help states integrate performance assessments into their systems of assessment, develop the capacity… Read More »

This article provides advice for designing and using effective rubrics from a fellow educator. It also discusses the importance of… Read More »


Ladder of Feedback for Classroom Observation

Making Learning Visible is a Project Zero initiative that adapted Daniel Wilson’s “Ladder of Feedback” for classroom observations. The “Ladder… Read More »

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