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From the Publisher"At a time when educational reform on a global scale calls forunderstanding of assessment practices that enhance studentlearning, this guide should be in every teacher’s hands, inevery administrator’s mind. Some books merely provideinformation for educators; this book changes behaviors."
—Helen M. Parke, manager, research and development, Cisco LearningInstitute
"This book is an excellent tool for any educator or schoolsystem whose mission is the success of each of their students.Status quo will no longer do, and educators will find usefulinformation, suggestions, and motivation in a very usable, easilyunderstood manner. The authors have addressed problems ofassessment and evaluations and different learning stylessuperbly."
—Eva C. Martens, president, Fairview, Oklahoma Board ofEducation
"A Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Assessment requiresteachers to re-examine how they plan for and use assessment in theclassroom."
—Carla Lovett, mentoring resource teacher, curriculum andinstructional services, Bay District Schools, Panama City,Florida
"This book shows the teacher, by example, how to use assessmentto improve the quality of learning for each individual student on adaily basis."
—Deanna B. Gooden, parent of a home-schooled child in Georgia
"Butler and McMunn provide both a compelling rationale forchanging classroom assessment and a clear model for doingso."
—Glenda Carter, associate professor of science education, NorthCarolina State University
"In an environment of high-stakes testing, the most effectiveeducators understand that assessment should aim to improve bothlearning and teaching. Thanks to the experience of veteraneducators Nancy McMunn and Susan Butler, teachers engaged inimplementing standards-based curriculum can use this book as aguide to demystify assessment and make it a part of a comprehensiveinstructional plan in every school. Tests teach; what we learn fromthem depends on our existing knowledge of their purposes and usesin our classrooms. This book should be considered a primer for alleducators wishing to implement exemplary programs ofinstruction."
—Judy M. Couey, director of curriculum and instruction,Mississippi Department of Education
"What a powerful book to bring an understanding of assessment tothe classroom teacher. This book is a must-read for any educatorready to ‘bump up’ their practices in theclassroom."
—Hope Reagan, educational consultant and former teacher,Winston-Salem, North Carolina
"Steeped in theory and research, A Teacher’s Guide toClassroom Assessment translates research into proven classroomstrategies that will help any classroom teacher improve studentlearning. It is a must-read for educators facing state and/orfederal accountability."
—Patricia Schenck, district office administrator, Bay District,Panama City, Florida
"A Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Assessment reflectsthe authors’ years of experience and understanding of how torelate powerful research and conceptual ideas into clear,accessible language. This book combines both the best research inassessment with practical applications, models, and explanationsthat teachers can use in classrooms."
—Jan Williamson, former North Carolina department of educationlanguage arts and educational consultant
“In this how-to guide for classroom teachers, McMunn andButler offer sound, easy-to-understand ideas for designing goodassessments at all grade levels. Their experiences and examplesfrom both elementary and secondary classroom instruction make theirwork practical and simple to understand."
—Jane Bailey, director of teaching and learning, Petoskey,Michigan
"A real how-to book. Educators involved in the day-to-dayroutine of a classroom—teachers and those who observethem—finally have a ‘go-to’ guide for howto use assessment to make instructional decisions."
—Karen Charles, researcher and developer, RTI, International