The Kennewick Man project was an opportunity
for students to hone a variety of literacy,
reading, and comprehension skills.
Mr. Nieboer used a variety of assessment practices in his classroom. The primary
tool focused on evaluating students' ability "to stay on task," which is defined
in Individual Learning Plans. Students are aware of these plans and their behavior
is discussed in light of their personal goals. Within the classroom Mr. Nieboer
evaluated students' ability to achieve their personal goals, and assessed their
effort and the quality of their products. During the project, students met individually
with Mr. Nieboer to evaluate their progress. Finally, students were required
to reflect on the project and their efforts in personal project journals.