by Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Testing forms the bedrock of educational assessment and represents a commitment to high academic standards and school accountability. You can't know where you're going unless you know where you are. But when the financial and emotional stakes associated with standardized tests are disproportionately high, this laudable goal gets distorted. Teachers begin teaching to the test simply to raise scores, often at the expense of more meaningful learning activities. And when the tests are too narrow a measure or aren't properly aligned to standards, they provide little concrete information that teachers and schools can use to improve teaching and learning for individual students.
|1||VideoAn Introduction to Comprehensive Assessment||assessment, performance assessment, standardized testing, presentations of learning, portfolios, student work||9/18/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoCritical Thinking Wins at One KIPP High School||At KIPP King Collegiate High School, in San Lorenzo, California, the mission is to provide students with the critical-thinking skills required to succeed in college -- and the confidence to use them.||9/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoComprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story||Through constant investment in the assessment process, both students and teachers strive for true learning at School of the Future, a 6-12 school in Manhattan.||7/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoWhat is "Authentic" Assessment?||Educators at New York's School of the Future have enjoyed great success at teaching and assessing their students. Both efforts are squarely focused on student understanding of fundamental concepts and real-life learning. Making these efforts relevant and||8/8/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoStrategic Goals: Formative + Summative = Rigor||Rigorous expectations yield impressive results at New York's School of the Future, where regular assessments help keep students on track, and teachers strive to tap into students' true interests to bring out their best work.||8/8/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoMaking Sure They Are Learning||Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufman's 6th grade humanities class, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments.||7/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoThinking Big About Engagement||Even the smallest concepts become big enough to grasp in this middle school science class, where teacher Rob Olazagasti gives students opportunities to learn by creating, remember by experiencing, and show what they know by teaching.||7/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoKeeping It Relevant and "Authentic"||Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.||7/15/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoBig Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive||PISA, project learning, standards, department of education||2/8/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoLessons from Abroad: International Standards and Assessments||Linda Darling Hammond, webinar||11/20/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoSuccess Spoken Here: John Stanford International School||foreign language immersion classes, teaching in a foreign language, learning math and science in a foreign language, the arts, international awareness, parental involvement, multicultural awareness, multicultural, multi-cultural, cultural, global||8/27/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoAcademics Meets Architecture: Mountlake Terrace High School||metacognition, project learning, project-based learning, mentor, business, geometry, math, high school, rubric, rubrics, mountlake terrace, mountlake, eeva reeder, eeva, seattle, architecture, architects||8/28/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoAssessment Overview: Beyond Standardized Testing||assessment, test-taking||8/28/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoMedia Smarts||multimedia in education, importance of the arts in education, media literacy, non-literature forms of communication||8/28/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoHigh Expectations: Faubion Elementary School||community efforts, low-income public schools, revitalizing a school, improved scores||8/29/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoCultivating Multiple Intelligences: Key Learning Community||Howard Gardner, theory of multiple intelligences, science and art, innovative educational ideas, project-based learning||9/10/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoTaking the Lead: An Interview with Larry Rosenstock||high tech high, san diego, development, projects, students, recruitment||12/12/08||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoBig Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences||individualized, multiple intelligence theory, multiple intelligences, student-directed learning, technology and multiple intelligences, curriculum reform, assessment, projects, project-based learning, Harvard, Harvard University, Project Zero,expert inter||4/1/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoMultiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville||MI, Georgia, Gainesville, Enota,||4/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoMultiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind||--||4/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoMaking a Case for Comprehensive Assessment||urban schools, innovative education, small schools, innovative curriculum, no textbooks, high school dropout rates||4/29/09||Free||View In iTunes|
Just what we need...
As a parent and homeschooler, I am discovering valuable information in these videos. Every topic is great! America's education needs a huge overhaul. It saddens me that it seems no one else is watching these videos...I can see on a daily basis that education is not a top priority in America. I will try to visit the website provided, I just hope it's still available. Thank you for the videos!