Assessment As Learning: Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning / Edition 1

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Learn to embrace assessment not just as a tool for student evaluation but as a valuable strategy for everyday classroom learning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761946267
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/7/2003
  • Series: Experts In Assessment Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorna M.Earl is a director of Aporia Consulting Ltd. and a retired associate professor from the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She was the first director of assessment for the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office, and she as been a researcher and research director in school districts for over 20 years.

Throughout her career, Earl has concentrated her efforts on policy and program evaluations as a vehicle to enhance learning for pupils and for organizations. She has done extensive work in the areas of literacy and the middle years, but has concentrated her efforts on issues related to evaluation of large-scale reform and assessment (large-scale and classroom) in many venues around the world. She has worked extensively in schools and school boards, and has been involved in consultation, research, and staff development with teachers' organizations, ministries of education, school districts, and charitable foundations. Earl holds a doctorate in epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as degrees in education and psychology.

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Introduction
About the Author
1. The Evolution of Assessment
"The Case of Standards-Based Assessment"
Defining the Future
Ideas for Follow-Up
2. Rethinking Assessment
A Brief History of Assessment
Looking for Change in All the Wrong Places
Rethinking Assessment for Real Change
Purpose is Everything
Taking Up the Challenge
Classroom Assessment and Large-Scale Reform
Ideas for Follow-Up
3. Assessment of Learning, for Learning, and as Learning
Assessment of Learning
Assessment for Learning
Assessment as Learning
Getting the Balance Right
Ideas for Follow-Up
4. A Focus on Learning
Learning for Understanding
Learning Is Hard Work
Learning Happens in Context
Ideas for Follow-Up
5. Assessment and Learning
How Does Assessment Contribute to Learning?
This is Not Just About Assessment
Ideas for Follow-Up
6. Using Assessment to Identify What Students Believe to Be True
"The Case of the Pool Table"
Start With What Students Believe to Be True
"The Case of the Bog"
Ideas for Follow-Up
7. Using Assessment to Motivate Learning
Assessment That Motivates
"The Case of Othello"
Assessment to Reverse Socialization
Ideas for Follow-Up
8. Using Assessment to Make Connections
Curricula as Visible Targets for Learning
Plan Learning, Plan Assessment, and Expect the Unexpected
"The Case of the Literacy Hour"
Ideas for Follow-Up
9. Using Assessment to Extend Learning
Feedback for Learning
Rubrics and Exemplars as Tools
"The Case of the Brass Band"
Ideas, Connections and Extensions (ICE)
Ideas for Follow-Up
10. Using Assessment for Reflection And Self-Monitoring
"The Case of Jojo"
Students as Their Own Best Assessors
Developing Self-Evaluation Habits of Mind
"The Case of Choices"
Ideas for Follow-Up
11.Using Assessment for Optimum Learning
Think About What You Believe to Be True
Learn About Learning
Know Your Subject
Be an Expert Teacher
Work Together
Be Gentle With Yourself, But Don't Give Up
Self-Monitoring and Self-Development for You, Too
Get the Support You Need
Put It All Together
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