Alternatives in Assessment of Achievements, Learning Processes and Prior Knowledge

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Achievement assessment has undergone a major shift, from what some call a 'culture of testing' to a 'culture of assessment'. Nowadays, a strong emphasis is placed on the integration of assessment and instruction, on assessing processes rather than just products, and on evaluating individual progress relative to each student's starting point.
This book addresses assessment issues in light of the present state of affairs. The first part discusses new alternatives in the assessment...

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Overview

Achievement assessment has undergone a major shift, from what some call a 'culture of testing' to a 'culture of assessment'. Nowadays, a strong emphasis is placed on the integration of assessment and instruction, on assessing processes rather than just products, and on evaluating individual progress relative to each student's starting point.
This book addresses assessment issues in light of the present state of affairs. The first part discusses new alternatives in the assessment of achievement in various subject areas, focusing on agenda, practice, impact and evaluation of the assessment. The second part deals with issues related to assessment of the learning process, specifically: questions concerning the assessment of individual differences in prior knowledge, learning skills and strategies.

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Contributes to a shift in the fundamental approach to evaluating the achievements of students, which emphasizes integrating assessment and instruction, assessing process rather than just products, and evaluating individual progress relative to each student's starting point. Explores alternative assessment in mathematics, science, language, academic literacy, and economics. Methods for assessing learning processes and prior knowledge discussed include the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, developing an inventory to measure learning strategies, and a computer-based package to identify and advise students with deficient study skills. The 14 papers are from a summer 1993 conference in Aix-en-Provence, France. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401042871
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Evaluation in Education and Human Services Series , #42
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing authors. Preface. Introduction. I: Alternatives in assessment of achievement. 1.Assessment 2000: Towards a pluralistic approach to assessment; M. Birenbaum. 2. Assessment of mathematics - what is the agenda? L. Burton. 3. The ripple effect: the instructional impact of the systematic introduction of performance assessment in mathematics; D. Clarke, M. Stephens. 4. Science assessment; P. Tamir. 5. On the content validity of performance assessments: centrality of domain specification; R.J. Shavelson, et al. 6. Language testing: matching assessment procedures with language knowledge; E. Shohamy. 7. Academic literacy as ways of getting-to-know: what can be assessed? G. Sarig. 8. Assessment in a problem-based economics curriculum; M. Segers. II: Assessment of prior knowledge and learning processes. 9. Assessment of domain-specific and domain-transcending prior knowledge; F.J.R.C. Dochy. 10. How general are the effects of domain-specific prior knowledge on study expertise as compared to general thinking skills? A. Minnaert, P.J. Janssen. 11. The revised inventory of learning processes: a multifaceted perspective on individual differences in learning; E. Geisler-Brenstein, R.R. Schmeck. 12. Assessing students' motivation and learning strategies in the classroom context: the motivated strategies for learning questionnaire; T. Garcia, P.R. Pintrich. 13. Development of an inventory to measure learning strategies; C. Vizcarro, et al. 14. Identifying and advising students with deficient study skills: an integrated computer-based package for staff and students; N. Entwhistle, et al. Subject index.

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