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GED 616 Meaningful Assessment

ERIC is the Educational Resources Information Center--a federally funded, nationwide information network designed to provide you with ready access to education literature. Coverage is from 1966 to the present.

Going beyond KEYWORD searching--Using the Thesaurus to find ERIC descriptors
Every record in ERIC is indexed with subject terms called descriptors. ERIC descriptors are listed in The Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors. The thesaurus is available online from the database.
Example 1) social skills  2)ungraded classes
Another way to find descriptors is to use the descriptors from the most relevant records. So instead of looking up the correct term first, let your search do the work for you.

  Scope Note Approximately 13-17 years of age
  Broader Terms Age Groups
  Related Terms Adolescent Attitudes
    Adolescent Behavior
    Adolescent Development
    Adolescent Literature
    Early Adolescents
    Early Parenthood
    High School Students+
    Late Adolescents
    Secondary School Students+
  Used For Adolescence (1966-1980)
    Teenagers (1966-1980)

ProQuest Education Journals contains more than 550 titles on education--including primary, secondary, and university-level topics--with nearly 300 in full text.

Off Campus Access is available to the library's online resources using your MikeNet username and password. Click on the database or journal you would like to use and you will be prompted for your MikeNet username and password.  You will then be able to use almost any resource on the library website for up to an hour, at which point you may be prompted to log in again.

Limiting your search (Refine search)

  • Year
  • Population
  • Age group
  • Language

Getting to the article

  1. Linked full text
  2. Check for full text (link resolver)
  3. Check library catalog (Library has? Location=Current, Bound, Microfilm)
  4. Request Interlibrary Loan

Web Resources

Alaska Native Knowledge Network

New Horizons for Learning

FairTest-The National Center for Fair and Open Testing

Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning

NWREL Center for Research, Evaluation and Assessment


Rethinking Schools Online

Gallagher, C. (2000, March). A Seat at the Table. Phi Delta Kappan, 81(7), 502. Retrieved October 27, 2008, from Academic Search Premier database.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

Assessment Rubrics 

Rubistar:Create Rubrics for your Project-Bases Learning Activities

QuizStar:Create Online Quizzes and Organize Results

Center for Assessment

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