This section gives you a variety of real-life examples at the school level.
Everett Area School District, Everett,
Four schools in this district, Whittier Elementary School, North Middle
School, Everett Alternative High School, and Everett High School, are involved in redesigning assessment
and evaluation, and the restructuring of curriculum.
Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper
Another public school district doing redisign of curriculum.
Broward County Public Schools, Fort Lauderdale,
Two schools in this district are engaged in the restructuring process:
Embassy Creek Elementary and Pioneer Middle School.
Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, Virginia
In this district, three schools are working on redesign: Tanners Creek Elementary, Norview High School, and Rosemont
Middle School. Their authentic assessment strategies include student exhibitions as vehicles for assessment and evaluation.
Gorham High School, Gorham, Maine
Gorham High School is working to design a more progressive system of
accountability in teaching and learning. They are working with several school-restructuring organizations including the
Coalition of Essential Schools at Brown University, and the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and
Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Digital Portfolio Assessment Tool
IBM has developed a digital portfolio-assessment tool and created
partnerships called Reinventing Education 2 with the Boston Public Schools, Memphis City Schools, New York City Public
Schools, and the State of Maryland Department of Education that are focused on its use.
ALPS (Active Learning Practice for Schools)
ALPS is an electronic community that seeks to connect teachers and school
administrators with educational researchers, professors, and curriculum designers at Harvard's Graduate School of Education
and Project Zero. Of particular interest is the Teaching for Understanding section at http://learnweb.harvard.edu/alps/tfu.
It contains discussions and examples of assessment for teachers and an online curriculum-design tool.
ATLAS Communities: The Schools of the Future Today
A number of school districts and schools around the country are using assessment models recommended by the ATLAS initiative,
a joint project of education-reform organizations. For general information about ATLAS and its models, see its Web site.