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Edutopia featured a great series on Comprehensive Assessment. (http://www.edutopia.org/stw-assessment). Among the resources available is a list of 10 Tips for Using Authentic Assessment at Your School.


  1. Break Down Skill Work into Small Steps 
  2. Build a Community of Practice Work Backwards 
  3. Have Fun 
  4. Ensure Rigor 
  5. Give Cards a Try 
  6. Tap into Students' Interests 
  7. Use Tasks on Demand 
  8. DYO: Do Your Own Assessments 
  9. Use a Variety of Tracking Tools



There is a great video about using Post-It Notes to Help Foster Critical Thinking Skills: 

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