Alternative Assessments


How Do We Measure Social and Emotional Learning?

This article discusses the importance of measuring the social and emotional aspects of student learning. Right now, there is no… Read More »

This article outlines the plans of the Pittsfield School District to redesign teaching and learning to become more student centered. The… Read More »


Coalition of Essential Schools

This organization is a diverse network of schools committed to creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Coalition of… Read More »


New England Secondary School Consortium

This organization, the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC), is a regional partnership that promotes innovations in the design and… Read More »

This article explores a writing workshop style that enhances a student’s writing experience and helps them to successfully go through… Read More »


After Common Core, States Set Rigorous Standards

This article is about how the state standards have improved the implementation of the Common Core. Despite widespread skepticism, the… Read More »

Report, Research

Innovating Pedagogy 2015

This is the fourth in a series of yearly reports explores new forms of teaching, learning, and assessment for an interactive… Read More »



This organization helps educators implement standards-based grading in every classroom through innovative assessment and feedback. JumpRope provides the web-based platform that… Read More »


What is Competency-based Education?

This one-page overview of “competency-based education” explains the differences between this and a more traditional approach to student assessment and… Read More »

This report is intended to familiarize state boards of education with performance assessments and help state board members and other… Read More »

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