Looking at Student Work
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ATLAS Communities

Coalition of Essential Schools
Provides an array of helpful resources including publications, projects, and a "fieldbook" of work in progress.

Critical Issues in School Reform
This Annenberg/CPB channel series takes viewers to eight places around the country where teachers, parents, administrators, civic leaders, and others are collaborating on new practices in public engagement and professional development. Three of the sessions follow the topic of Learning from Student Work.

Exemplars offers classroom-tested standards-based assessment materials. Each of the following categories is keyed to national standards and includes rubrics and annotated benchmark papers: Math, Science, Reading/Writing/Research, Professional Development.

Education with New Technologies: Networked Learning Community
Developed by teachers and researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, this site explores issues of improving teaching with technology integration, teaching for understanding and alternative assessments,integrating new tools with classroom practice and curriculum, and collaboration with colleagues locally and around the world.

Education Week on Assessment
Includes a discussion of the issues surrounding assessment, a glossary, Ed Week arvhive articles on assessment, background reading and links to related organizations.

Electronic Learning Marketplace
A lively center for the exchange of ideas, information, and high quality products related to Maine's goal of promoting learning toward clearly defined and rigorous standards. Includes teacher developed assessments with student work and teacher reflections posted.

Kentucky Writing Portfolio Project
Includes pages on: What is a Writing Portfolio, Students Talk About Writing, Kentucky Writing Assessment, Parent Involvement.

Looking at Student Work Together
A preliminary report (including case studies) of the Annenberg Institute Working Group on Teacher and Parent Collaboration in Looking at Student Work.

Exploring Middle School Reform explores the challenges of middle grades reform with a special focus on urban middle schools. The site includes news, resource links, and more. The recently added " Diary of a Middle School Teacher" is a fascinating look at the thought, effort, and care required of educators.

National School Reform Faculty™ offers a wealth of protocols and activities, including Looking at Student work and many other aspects of education. If you have been trained by NSRF® as a Critical Friends Group® Coach, consider purchasing a coaches membership for updated versions of many of the above protocols, and more.

New York State Academy for Teaching and Learning
This website shows the samples of student work and assessment plans (scoring guides, rubrics) of New York State teachers who volunteer to participate in a peer review process. The learning experiences developed by these teachers that are featured and stored at this website reflect their professional dedication and commitment to improve the quality of education for all students.

Rural Challenge E-Symposium
"Public School Standards: Discussing the Case for Community Control". Discussions (archived and ongoing) around three interrelated questions, with panelists Debbie Meyer and Vito Perone making commentaries.

The Math Forum
At Swarthmore students post solutions to problems, tutors critique, etc.

The Met School
Part of the Big Picture Company. Has school and student portfolios, principles, authentic learning and assessment sections.

Toward Understanding by Barbara Powell.
On-line transcript and photos from Nathan's exhibition of the teepee. Supported by workshop, forward by Howard Gardner, on-line discussion, interview with the author.

What Story Does the Work Tell?
A Resource of Curricular Units, Student Work, and Commentary by Philadelphia Teachers. This publication is a tool to help teachers look at student work. The work samples, accompanying commentary, and assessment tools featured in this publication originate from students and teachers in Philadelphia public school classrooms who have participated in the Philadelphia Education Fund's Small Learning Community Mini-Grants program.