In Debra Bolinger’s Januray blog post, “Assessment Sites”, she pointed 5th grade teachers to games to play in class. Well, our middle school teachers will like Internet4classrooms.com’s 6th, 7th, and 8th grade skills builders interactive sites in math, reading, and language mechanics.
Assessing Projects helps teachers create assessments that address 21st century skills and provides strategies to make assessment an integral part of their teaching and help students understand content more deeply, think at higher levels, and become self-directed learners. The folks at Intel Education have a site I have been exploring this weekend. On this site, teachers can develop checklists, rubrics, and open-text assessments from scratch. The site has a database of hundreds of high-quality, ready-made assessments on products and performances, processes, and thinking skills. Teacher can modify them to meet their needs. Their teacher workspace feature provides a place to share assessment products. Links are provided to facilitate more about the research and theory behind successful assessment. I have already shared a this site with our teacher and encouraged them to investigate the assessment strategies included on the site.