Authentic Assessment Category 1

Here is a collection of articles written on the EdVisions model and network schools.

Authentic Assessment articles

*All articles are available upon request by emailing info@edvisions.org

Category 1: Projects are assessed by more than one adult and with community involvement.

Crockett, C. (2015). Collaborating for education. National Civic Review104(2), 11.
The article presents a reprint of an article published by Kettering Foundation, a non-partisan research organization. The article focuses on multigenerational efforts and collaboration between communities for success in education. Topics include civic engagement, collaborative board of education, and educational accountability. Also discussed is citizens participation in education, role of communities in education, and research by University of Chicago.

 

Horvat, E. M., & Baugh, D. E. (2015). Not all parents make the grade in today’s schoolsPhi Delta Kappan96(7), 8.

Expectations for parent involvement in their children's education have risen dramatically over the last 20 years. The demands now placed on parents to evaluate and select educational options for their children, to act as advocates for their children, and to support increasingly demanding academic standards have never been greater. Strong partnerships between home and school can increase opportunities for students. Understanding the nature of these significant changes and how parents may be affected by them is a critical first step.

 

Mathews, D. (2015). Putting the public back into public education: An old-fashioned remedy for a troubled relationshipNational Civic Review104(2), 3.

The article presents a reprint from the report to the staff and partners during a meeting of the Kettering Foundation, a non-partisan research organization. The article talks about decline in ownership and trust by the public in public schools with a prime focus on public education. Topics include relationship between democracy and education, community participation in education, education in U.S., and common core curriculum. Also discussed is educational accountability.

 

Pierce, M. (2012). A community affair in floridaThe Journal39(4), 34.

The article presents information on Volusia County's Florida Schools' Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Leaders state that much of the program's success is due to workplace experience, community collaboration and exposure, and a strong academic curriculum. Core academic subjects such as math, English, or science and hands-on projects comprise the academic component of the program. The CTE program asserts that occupational training from an early age is essential in order to prepare children for future job requirements which will likely require scientific literacy.

 

Terrell, J. (2014). Lessening assessment stressDistrict Administration50(10), 50.

The article discusses how schools in the U.S. are measuring learning without the anxiety of high-stakes exams. Topics include the educators nationwide opting new ideas like "stealth assessments" hidden in video games and student roundtables that work like college dissertation defenses, views of Dan French, executive director of the Center for Collaborative Education on the same, and Danville Independent Schools where subject mastery in grades 5 through 12 is assessed through presentations.