MATTERS! Toward Authentic Assessment
Assessment tools listed by subject area.
Provides a toolbox for defining, understanding, and implementing authentic assessment in the classroom
The Case for Authentic Assessment
Authority, Grant Wiggins discusses what is is and why it
is needed in the classroom.
Center for Positive Practices
Excellent abstracts of articles on authentic assessment translatable into several languages.
Distinguishes between testing and assessment and describes key features of assessment.
Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
Excellent source of information and tips on authentic
Includes many links on authentic assessment activities, research, and resources.
Integrating Technology: The Key to High Stakes Testing
An excellent resource for integrating technology into
assessment, as well as providing extensive technology
Northwest Regional Education Lab Toolkit98
Activity 1.1Changing Assessment Practices: What Difference
Does It Make for Students?
Excellent series of discussions, suggested activities and
critiques of the use or performance assessment
Information includes blacklines for promoting student
reflection, learning logs and more.
Describes types of portfolios and how to assess them
Links and resources for creating and posting e-portfolios
Provides online samples of lesson plans and portfolios
Ways to Examine Test Modifications
This site is a part of LD Online and provides some good
resources for teachers assessing special needs students.