This paperback focuses on authentic assessmentwhat it is, how to do it, and what the issues surrounding it are (e.g., validity, reliability, and impacts on instruction). The authors intent is to excite teachers about the possibilities for learning in their classrooms and to indicate ways to communicate this learning to other teachers, parents, and learners. Gives classroom teachers alternative ways of assessing how their learners think, what they know, and what they can do. Presents ways to measure collaborative skills and academic motivation since research in the "New Synthesis" tradition underscores the importance of cooperative learning as a key to both learning and motivation. Presents the highlights of the "New Synthesis" and links it with research on academic motivation. Demonstrates how teachers can assess important learning outcomes using a variety of measurement tools.
|Publisher:||Prentice Hall Publishing|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.57(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.47(d)|
Table of Contents1. Teaching, Motivation, and Testing.
2. Academic Motivation.
3. Developing a Framework for Authentic Learning Assessment.
4. Quality Assurance.
5. Assessing the Knowledge Base.
6. Assessing What Learners Can Do.
7. Assessing Problem Solving Strategies.
8. Assessing Deep Understanding.
9. Assessing Genuine Achievement: The Portfolio.
10. Assessing Collaborative Skills and Self-Determination.
11. Developing a Worthwhile Grading Plan.