As many of you are wrapping up lessons and prepping for midterms/finals, we combined our top 5 posts about summative assessments that have helped us along the way. It’s the “finals” countdown!


Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 10.25.47 AMExams, finals, assessments… OH MY! – A good reminder to keep it relevant!

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 10.26.01 AM3 Steps for Creating an Engaging Presentational Assessment – This was the first type of assessment I tried when I was transitioning to proficiency-based teaching. It was a game changer!

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 10.26.14 AM4 Steps for Smooth Interpersonal Assessments – These are my favorite because the students walk away feeling so proud of what they can do.

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 10.26.31 AM3 Steps to Create an Interpretive Final Assessment – Over time, I’m reconsidering how I prefer to assess interpretive skills, but this post still shows valuable ideas I’ve used.

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 10.26.43 AMIntegrated Performance Assessments – This is the direction I’m heading, especially for assessing interpretive skills.

Hope this helps! And I’m sure no teacher is actually counting down the days until winter break, right? 😉