Revolutionize Assessment: Empower Students, Inspire Learning

Revolutionize Assessment: Empower Students, Inspire Learning

by Richard J. Stiggins

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483359359
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/29/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Fullan
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. A Hidden Crisis in American Education
2. To Begin With, We Must Understand This Realm of Educational Assessment
3. Understanding Our Assessment Trap
4. These Are Troubled Times in the Realm of Educational Assessment
5. A New School Mission Demands a New Assessment Vision
6. Assessment for Truly Effective Schools Requires Local School District Leadership
7. A Concluding Message to the Measurement Community
References
Index

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