Measuring What Matters Most: Choice-Based Assessments for the Digital Age

Measuring What Matters Most: Choice-Based Assessments for the Digital Age

by Daniel L. Schwartz, Dylan Arena

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262518376
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Series: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel L. Schwartz is Professor of Education at Stanford University.

Dylan Arena is Cofounder and Chief Learning Officer at Kidapt, Inc. , in Palo Alto, California.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

I What Matters

1 Beliefs about Useful Learning 3

2 Enter Technology 11

II Theoretical Matters

3 Choice Is the Central Concern 27

4 The Isolation of Knowledge 35

5 Preparation for Future Learning 49

III Practical Matters

6 Choice-Based Assessments of Learning 67

7 Standards for Twenty-First-Century Learning Choices 81

IV Matters of Practice

8 The Tangle of Reliability and Reification 101

9 New Approaches to Assessment Design 111

10 A Research and Development Proposal 125

V The End Matters

11 Fairness and Choice 149

12 Final Summary 163

Notes 169

References 171

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