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Revolutionize Assessment: Empower Students, Inspire Learning
     

Revolutionize Assessment: Empower Students, Inspire Learning

by Richard (Rick) J. (John) Stiggins, Michael Fullan (Foreword by)
 

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Confront the emerging assessment crisis in American education

Rick Stiggins details profound changes in the mission of our schools that requires a bold new vision of excellence in assessment. He combines decades of experience with international research to define a vision that uses assessment to supercharge student learning, not merely measure it. This

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Confront the emerging assessment crisis in American education

Rick Stiggins details profound changes in the mission of our schools that requires a bold new vision of excellence in assessment. He combines decades of experience with international research to define a vision that uses assessment to supercharge student learning, not merely measure it. This book:

  • Analyzes the motivational psychology of being evaluated in the classroom from the student’s perspective
  • Offers strategies for engaging students in self-assessment in ways that maximize their engagement and confidences as they learn
  • Details the long-missing conditions of classroom assessment literacy that must be in place in local schools

Editorial Reviews

Jay Mc Tighe
"Noted authority Rick Stiggins offers an important 'wake up call' as he documents how our nation has lost its way on the assessment road, and offers a hopeful prescription for how we can reclaim the promise of assessments that truly support meaningful learning. "

Jay McTighe

"Noted authority Rick Stiggins offers an important 'wake up call' as he documents how our nation has lost its way on the assessment road, and offers a hopeful prescription for how we can reclaim the promise of assessments that truly support meaningful learning."

John Hattie
"This book is a plea from the heart, from 50+ years of experience, from someone who has immersed himself in the research, the classroom, the professional learning communities and the publication business - and Stiggins sees it all too clearly. It is time to fix the assessment problem. There is more packed into this little treatise than in encyclopedias on this topic. There is passion, wisdom, and a critical message – it is not too late but move soon. A clear blueprint is outlined as to the path to follow. "

Sharon Robinson
"I want to put this book and these ideas in the hands of every teacher and school leader in America. We need to support learning, not merely measure it. "

Anne Davies
"In this powerful book Rick Stiggins – through story, research, and practical ideas – clearly offers ways to transform what seem to be overwhelming roadblocks to learning by involving students and using high quality classroom assessment. This book is an important tool for all leaders as they pursue success for all learners. "

Dylan Wiliam
"In this concise, compelling, and readable book, Rick Stiggins explains clearly the extraordinary damage that has been done to America's youth by the belief that standardized testing is the only, or even the best, way to find out what students have learned. He also shows how more appropriate assessment, in which learners play a leading role, has the power to transform American education. Anyone interested in what is wrong with education in America today—and what we can do about it—should read this book. "

Dan Duke
"Every once and awhile a book appears that is so honest, so sensible, and so impassioned that it must not be ignored. This is such a book, and it will make many education policy makers and assessment experts wince. Stiggins decries the damage done by poorly designed tests and thoughtless assessment practice. Thankfully, he doesn't stop with an indictment. Drawing on a half century of experience, Stiggins offers practical advice on how sound assessment practice can benefit all students."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781483359359
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/27/2014
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
636,491
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Rick Stiggins is the retired founder and president of the Assessment Training Institute in Portland, Oregon, a professional development firm helping educators face the challenges of day-to-day classroom assessment in the context of truly balanced assessment systems. Rick earned a doctoral degree in education measurement from Michigan State University. He began his assessment work on the faculty of Michigan State before becoming a member of the faculty of educational foundations at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In addition, he has served as director of test development for the ACT, Iowa City, IA; as a visiting scholar at Stanford University; as a Libra Scholar, University of Southern Maine; as director of the Centers for Classroom Assessment and Performance Assessment at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Or; and as a member of the faculty of Lewis and Clark College, Portland. He has authored numerous articles, books and training videos on sound classroom assessment, assessment for learning and balanced assessment systems.

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