Moran (adult education, State U. College at Buffalo) offers advice to help educators of adults become proficient in assessing learning as well as to use assessment procedures to improve learning. He reviews the basic principles and explains the strategies and tactics of informal assessment. Also included are a chapter on applications for adult basic education, community education, and higher education, and a chapter on how the principles of informal assessment cut across a variety of issues in adult education, such as multiculturalism, professional growth, and ethical teaching practices.
Outlines skills in informal assessment of adult learning, informal assessment being that which is devised and conducted by educators in collaboration with learners. Describes the use of planning grids and tests of analysis skills, and procedures for scoring and interpreting test results and conducting performance assessments. Illustrates how informal assessment can be applied in specific settings, and discusses issues including multiculturalism and professional growth. For adult educators and supervisors, and graduate students. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.