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A multiple award-winning text, this is the market-leader for assessment courses. Keenly focused on instructing new teachers how to assess students in classrooms, the text shows how to use assessment to accurately reflect student achievement and how to benefit–not merely grade–student learning. With an exceptionally strong focus on integrating assessment with instruction through student involvement in the assessment process, it is clearly the most non-technical, hands-on and practical orientation to assessment validity and reliability yet developed
Features of this new edition include:
New Exploring the Social/Cultural Dimensions of Assessment activities connect the assessment process directly to the increasingly diverse community beyond school.
Presents assessment linked directly and completely to student success in standards-driven schools, increasing the relevance to today’s school improvement priorities.
Features a completely revised chapter on using assessment to serve a variety of purposes–on balancing local assessment systems to serve diverse users and uses (Chapter 2).
Features a new chapter on classroom assessment record keeping for communicating achievement results by standard and for different purposes, and to support and certify learning (Chapter 10).
Enhanced and expanded treatment of reasoning and problem-solving proficiencies links the presentation directly to newly released Common Core Literacy and Math Standards, and to the assessment of life-long learner proficiencies (Chapter 3).
Now features two separate chapters on Portfolios and Conferences (Chapters 12 and 13).
Rick Stiggins founded the Assessment Training Institute (ATI) in 1992 to provide much-needed professional development in assessment for teachers and school leaders. ATI can help assessment users at all levels learn how to (a) create high-quality assessments, and (b) use them in the service of student success. The most unique feature of the ATI philosophy remains our advocacy of and professional development in "assessment for learning"; that is, the use of student-involved classroom assessment, record keeping and communication to promote success for all students. The ATI programs, materials and services in classroom assessment for student learning are specifically designed to draw teachers and administrators into local learning teams to master principles of balanced assessment and assessment for learning. Rick is the author of numerous books, articles and papers on assessment practices in the classroom and its impact on students and student success.