Supporting Reform through Performance Assessment
Richard Kitchen, April Cherrington, Joanne Gates, Judith Hitchings, Maria Majka, Michael Merk, and George Trubow
Article describes the impact on six teachers at Borel Middle School, in the San Mateo/Foster City School District in California, of a performance assessment project on their teaching. Data from the project clearly shows positive gains in student performance on the tasks over three years. Sample assessment items and rubrics included.