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This updated edition helps K–12 teachers build observation checklists, develop unit plans, and design performance tasks and rubrics that address mandated academic standards.
About the Author
Standardized Tests and Classroom Assessments
Traditional Cognitive Science
Assessment and Evaluation
Definitions of Performance Assessment
And Now...the Tools!
1. Student Learning Standards
What Are Learning Standards and Benchmarks?
What Is the Standards Movement?
How Did the Standards Movement Begin?
What Are Preformance Standards?
Why Do We Need Standards?
How Can We Use Standards?
2. Differentiated Learning
What Is Differentiated Learning?
What Are the Multiple Intelligences?
Why Should We Use Differentiation?
How Should We Use the Multiple intelligences?
3. Student Portfolios
What is a Portfolio?
Why Should We Use Portfolios?
How Can We Implement Portfolios?
4. Performance Tasks and Rubrics
What Are Performance Tasks?
Why Should We Use Performance Tasks?
How Should We Create Performance Tasks?
How Should We Assess Performance Tasks?
5. Checklists and Rubrics
What Are Checklists?
Why Should We Use Checklists?
How Should We Use Checklists?
What Are Rubrics?
How Should We Use Rubrics?
How Can Rubrics Be Used?
What is the Checklist-Rubrics Connection?
How Do We Create Assessments?
What Is Metacognitive Reflection?
Why Should We Use Megacognitive Reflection?
How Should We Use Megacognitive Reflection?
What Are Learning Logs and Journals?
Why Should We Use Learning Logs and Journals?
How Should We Use Learning Logs and Journals?
How Should We Assess Learning Logs and Journals??
7. Graphic Organizers
What Are Graphic Organizers?
Why Should We Use Graphic Organizers?
How Should Graphic Organizers Be Used For Assessment?
8. Teacher-Made Tests
What Are Teacher-Made Tests?
Why Do We Need Teacher-Made Tests?
How Can We Design Better Teacher-Made Tests?
9. Interviews and Conferences
What Are Interviews and Conferences?
Why Should We Use Interviews and Conferences?
How Should We Assess Interviews and Conferences?
Resources: Performance Task Units
Resource A: Investigating Rocks, Minerals, and Soils in Third-Grade Science
Resource B: A Middle School Economics Performance Task
Resource C: Using Algebra to Plan a Garden Party
Resource D: Foreign Language Performance Task for Middle and High School
Resource E: Thinking About Themes Through texts and Tasks in Literature, Grades 9-12