Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

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In Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work. Robert J. Marzano provides an in-depth exploration of what he calls "one of the most powerful weapons in a teacher's arsenal." An effective standards-based, formative assessment program can help to dramatically enhance student achievement throughout the K-12 system, Marzano says. Drawing from his own and others' extensive research, the author provides comprehensive answers to questions such as these: What are the characteristics of an effective assessment program? ...
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Overview

In Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work. Robert J. Marzano provides an in-depth exploration of what he calls "one of the most powerful weapons in a teacher's arsenal." An effective standards-based, formative assessment program can help to dramatically enhance student achievement throughout the K-12 system, Marzano says. Drawing from his own and others' extensive research, the author provides comprehensive answers to questions such as these: What are the characteristics of an effective assessment program? How can educators use national and state standards documents as a basis for creating a comprehensive, topic-based assessment system? What types of assessment items and tasks are best suited to measuring student progress in mastering information, mental procedures, and psychomotor procedures? Why does the traditional point system used for scoring often lead to incorrect conclusions about a student's actual knowledge? What types of scoring and final grading systems provide the most accurate portrayal of a student's progress along a continuum of learning?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781417769780
  • Publisher: San Val
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures vi
1 The Case for Classroom Assessment 1
2 The Role of State Standards 12
3 A Scale That Measures Learning over Time 29
4 Designing Classroom Assessments 59
5 Assessments That Encourage Learning 89
6 Final Scores and Grades 105
7 Report Cards and the Future of Standards-Based or Topic-Based Schooling 125 Technical Notes 144 Appendix A Half-Point Scores Contrasted with Whole-Point Scores 167 Appendix B Score Descriptions for a Sample Measurement Topic from Language Arts 168 References 177 Index 184 About the Author 189
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