About Us

Performance Gradebook was created by me, Alan Colburn. I am a Professor of Science Education at California State University, Long Beach, where I have been a faculty member since 1995.

I work with prospective and practicing K-12 teachers. Before that I was a high school science teacher. I am the author of The Lingo of Learning: 88 terms every science teacher should know, and wrote the monthly Prepared Practitioner column for The Science Teacher magazine.

I have served as assessment coordinator for both my department and college.

I created Perf. Gradebook as a way to encourage best practices in student assessment, to try to make doing the right thing a little easier. I hope you find it works for you.

Contact Us

I welcome your questions, suggestions, and feedback. Feel free to contact me directly using the form below.