Educative Assessment: Designing Assessments to Inform and Improve Student Performance / Edition 1

Educative Assessment: Designing Assessments to Inform and Improve Student Performance / Edition 1

by Grant Wiggins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787908487

ISBN-13: 9780787908485

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Wiggins makes the most convincing case yet that school-based assessment should aim mainly to improve, rather than to audit, student performance. Thanks to his penetrating discussions of feedback, the relationship of formal designs to practice, teaching for understanding, and rubrics, this book should dispel common misconceptions and elevate both the understanding

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Wiggins makes the most convincing case yet that school-based assessment should aim mainly to improve, rather than to audit, student performance. Thanks to his penetrating discussions of feedback, the relationship of formal designs to practice, teaching for understanding, and rubrics, this book should dispel common misconceptions and elevate both the understanding and practice of authentic assessment?
—Fred M. Newmann, professor of curriculum and instruction, University of Wisconsin , Madison

Assessing Student Performance laid out the theoretical foundations of a new assessment system that provides a more authentic picture of student capabilities than standardized testing. In Assessment for Excellence, Grant Wiggins provides guidance on how to design performance-based assessments for use in the classroom. This book covers all aspects of assessment design, including how to craft performance tasks that meet rigorous educational standards, how to score assessments fairly, and how to structure and judge student portfolios. It also looks at how performance assessment can be used to improve curriculum and instruction, grading and reporting'and teacher accountability.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908485
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Educative Assessment: A Vision.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT.

Ensuring Authentic Performance.

Providing Ongoing Feedback.

Promoting Student Understanding.

DESIGNING ASSESSMENTS.

Standards and Criteria.

Individual Performance Tasks.

Scoring Rubrics.

APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS.

Portfolio as Evidence.

Curriculum and Instruction.

Grading and Reporting.

Teaching and Accountability.

CHANGING THE SYSTEM.

Feasibility: Real and Imagined.

Next Steps.

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