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Getting Started with Open-Ended Assessment

Keith R. Leatham, Kathy Lawrence, Denise Mewborn 

April 2005, Volume 11, Issue 8, Page 413

Abstract:
This article discusses the nature of open-ended assessment items, their benefit to student learning, and how one teacher began using such items in her fourth-grade classroom. Also included are suggestions for getting started using open-ended assessment items in the elementary classroom.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Curriculum Developer
Grades 3-5
Communication
Math Coordinator / Coach
Open-ended assessments
Curriculum
Sample assessments
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing