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Re: [teacherartexchange] "Cornerstone Assessment"


From: Marvin Bartel (marvinpb_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 21 2011 - 07:21:47 PDT

I found some Powerpoint slides by googling the words "cornerstone assessment ubd".

It appears to be backward curriculum design where you use meaningful and useful assessment (not depending on only paper & pencil testing) before, during, and after learning experiences. Good teachers already do this instinctively and intuitively, but it can be very helpful to stop and think about it. I admit that when I have deliberately listed the final goals, I automatically began thinking of some more appropriate ideas that would help my students reach these goals. My article on Reverse Engineering Creative Strategies explains how backward planning works for me to teach creativity.


On Mar 20, 2011, at 7:27 AM, wrote:

As my school district establishes plans and goals for twenty first century
skills, each subject area has been challenged to create a "cornerstone
assessment" for that subject. I am serving on the committee appointed to
design cornerstone assessments in ART, grades K - 12.
Does anyone have experience establishing cornerstone assessments? My
group is really struggling with the concept and is trying to figure out how
cornerstone is different from all of the student assessment rubrics and scope
and sequence that we already have in place.
Apparently this is a new trend, and we are finding very little research
info in the internet.
I would really appreciate any insight and guidance on cornerstone
Carolyn in VA

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