Assessment Advice & Forms
||Assessment can be a tricky task. Our collection of ideas and forms will make it easier for you to evaluate and grade your students' work, no matter their grade level. There are as many variations of assessment as there are students. Look below to find ideas on assessment strategies, modifications, and enhancing your existing methods. These assessment forms and techniques will work across the curriculum, so use them for math, science, reading, language arts, social studies, and your other subjects.
Advice for Teachers
- Rubrics Library for Teachers
Our extensive library of rubrics will help you assess your students' work in all subjects, from reading & language arts, to science, to social studies.
- State Departments of Education
A complete list of links to all of the individual U.S. departments of education, state standards, job opportunities, and more.
- Awards and Certificates
Use printable certificates and awards to recognize great effort, achievement, or progress by your students. Express gratitude, encourage good behavior, and reward a job well done with these resources.
- Student Progress Report
A ready-to-use form for assessment of students' class work, homework, and participation is a quick and easy way to keep students' evaluations organized. Send home this form every six weeks to keep parents informed of students' progress. New teachers will find this resource particularly valuable when preparing for parent-teacher conferences.
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The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Celebrate with fun activities, then prepare yourself and your students with report card advice, summer reading guides, summer math, and more.
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.
Top 10 Galleries
Explore our most popular Top 10 galleries, from Top 10 Behavior Management Tips for the Classroom and Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips from Veteran Teachers to Top 10 Free (& Cheap) Rewards for Students and Top 10 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom. We'll help you get organized and prepared for every classroom situation, holiday, and more! Check out all of our galleries today.
June Calendar of Events
June is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Summer Begins (6/21), Helen Keller's Birthday (6/27/1880), World War I Began (6/28/1914), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month, National Rivers Month, and National Safety Month all June long!
Causes We Support: We Give Books
Visit We Give Books, an ever-growing, free online library of children's picture books! For every book read on the site, a brand-new book will be donated to a children's literacy campaign of your choosing. Read aloud to students or encourage them read independently, and you'll teach them to help others at the same time. Giving is as simple as reading!