For a better understanding of the research base underlying performance assessment, read and discuss Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam ’s Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards through Classroom Assessment. A summary is available at http://www.journeytoexcellence.org.uk/resourcesandcpd/research/summaries/rsassessment.asp.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has shared samples of PARCC items to provide information about the assessment system and support educators as they transition to the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC tests.
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is at the forefront of creating challenging schools. CES has a long tradition stretching back to the mid-1980s of juried reviews of student work products and projects.
A coalition of schools in New York State that build instruction around performance tasks.
Envision Education runs three small, high-performing urban public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. They ask students to complete semester- and year-long projects that require integrating a broad range of skills and knowledge.
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