Assessment in the Classroom

Author: Carolyn M. Callahan


ISBN: 9781593631918

Category: Education

Page: 58

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The goal of all classrooms is to maximize the learning of all students; therefore, correctly assessing what students have learned is an integral part of good instruction. By keeping the goal of good, strong assessment in mind, a teacher can clearly see his or her desired outcomes for a lesson, activity, or unit. It is critical to take into account a student's level of knowledge, understanding, beliefs, skills, dispositions, and learning styles when planning for good classroom instruction and assessment. Carolyn Callahan, a leader in the field of gifted education, guides teachers toward answering these questions about their students and planning for quality classroom assessment. In addition, the book provides an overview of the most common and successful assessment methods, including formal and informal assessments, student self-assessments, and preassessment strategies for planning instruction. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.
Assessment In The Classroom

Author: George Cunnningham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135711849

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Educational assessment, at one time a relatively uncontroversial subject, is now riven by a diversity of views. The most crucial division is between those who continue to believe in the effectiveness of objective assessment techniques and those who favour alternative methods. This book presents an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and rationales for both.
Assessment in the Classroom

Author: Peter W. Airasian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: UOM:39015040654264

Category: Education

Page: 306

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The special mission of Assessment in the Classroom is to show how assessment principles apply to the full range of teacher desicion making: from organizing the class as a social system to planning and conducting instructions to the formal evaluation of learning and, finally, to grading. The goal is to show students that assessment is an everyday, ongoing part of their teaching, not some esoteric affair that is divorced from their daily routine. With this in mind, the following features have been built into this text.
Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students

Author: Spencer J. Salend

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452273044

Category: Education

Page: 177

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"A rare opportunity for the new generation of educators to learn alongside a well-known and experienced educator to integrate all learning styles into assessments. Principals should consider this for faculty book studies. The presented techniques will, no doubt, raise standardized test scores while teachers continue to present real curriculum." —Janette Bowen, Sixth-Grade Teacher Junction City Middle School, KS Give all students an equal chance to perform well on your classroom tests and assessments! In today′s diverse classrooms, students of different socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds and ability levels share a common learning environment. To meet each student′s unique strengths and needs, educators need flexible testing and assessment strategies that fulfill the requirements for standardized assessment and accountability in ways that don′t put students at a disadvantage because of their differences. Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students helps both general and special education teachers meet and move beyond the challenges of NCLB and IDEA by using teacher-made tests, appropriate testing accommodations, technology-based testing, and classroom-based assessments that support the teaching and learning process so all students have the opportunity to succeed. The book offers ways for teachers to better differentiate their testing and assessment strategies through: Classroom and school-based examples in each chapter Bulleted information outlining hands-on, research-based strategies for teacher implementation Forms, reproducibles, stories, vignettes, reflection questions, and checklists that guide educators in applying and tailoring the strategies to their classrooms and students Tips on using technology to help all students perform better Teachers know their students best. This resource allows teachers to design tests and assessments to accommodate the various strengths and needs of all learners in their classroom.
Classroom Assessment

Author: W. James Popham

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134894634

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 448

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Jim Popham's widely popular Classroom Assessment shows teachers how to use classroom testing skillfully and formatively to dramatically increase their teaching effectiveness and make a difference in how well students learn. As in past editions, the author pays particular attention to the instructional payoffs of well-designed classroom tests and highlights the implications of testing on teaching throughout in special But What Does This Have to Do with Teaching? sections in each chapter. Decision Time vignettes present practical classroom problems and show readers actual decisions being made. Parent Talk features describe situations in which a teacher needs to explain something about assessment to parents and show what the author would say in that situation. And a lighter tone is established with cartoons to which readers can relate. The new Eighth Edition highlights the increasing importance of educational assessment in an era of common core state standards and teacher evaluations based on students' tests scores, incorporates the Standards for Educational and Psychological testing guidelines throughout relevant sections, and includes a new section on instructionally diagnostic tests to help readers evaluate the merits of commercial or locally developed diagnostic assessment. Also available with MyLab Education MyLab(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Education helps teacher candidates bridge the gap between theory and practice-better preparing them for success in their future classrooms. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Education does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Education, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Education search for: 0134027299 / 9780134027296 Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know with MyEducationLab with Enhanced Pearson eText, Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134053869 / 9780134053868 Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know, Loose-Leaf Version 0134239903 / 9780134239903 MyEducationLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know
Natural Classroom Assessment

Author: Jeffrey K. Smith

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 076197587X

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Assess classroom learning and improve instruction with comfort and ease! Now there is a fresh perspective on assessment that starts from your strengths in the classroom and results in improved instruction and learning. Even the beginner teacher can learn how to use assessment to help students focus on strengths and overcome weaknesses. Natural Classroom Assessment was written to illustrate how assessing classroom learning can be a natural extension of the teaching process. Learn how to analyze results in your classroom using your own particular teaching style and learn how to evaluate the assessments of others. Some of the key topics covered: Determining goals, targets, and objectives Designing assessments that evolve from instruction Choosing authentic assessments and projects Using multiple choice, essays, and reports Preparing students for assessment Scoring and communicating results Planning parent-teacher conferences Assessing students with special needs This is a comprehensive but accessible guide to increase effectiveness in the classroom. An essential resource for both experienced and novice teachers who want to gain confidence about the assessment process.
Classroom Literacy Assessment

Author: Jeanne R. Paratore

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593854386

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

View: 886

Showcasing assessment practices that can help teachers plan effective instruction, this book addresses the real-world complexities of teaching literacy in grades K-8. Leading contributors present trustworthy approaches that examine learning processes as well as learning products, that yield information on how the learning environment can be improved, and that are conducted in the context of authentic reading and writing activities. The volume provides workable, nuts-and-bolts ideas for incorporating assessment into instruction in all major literacy domains and with diverse learners, including students in high-poverty schools and those with special learning needs. It is illustrated throughout with helpful concrete examples.
Classroom Assessment Techniques

Author: Thomas A. Angelo

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:49015001404160

Category: Education

Page: 466

View: 902

This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels of experience detailed, how-to advice on classroom assessment—from what it is and how it works to planning, implementing, and analyzing assessment projects. The authors illustrate their approach through twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects.
SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment

Author: James H. McMillan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412995870

Category: Education

Page: 577

View: 951

The Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment provides scholars, professors, graduate students, and other researchers and policy makers in the organizations, agencies, testing companies, and school districts with a comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment. The handbook emphasizes theory, conceptual frameworks, and all varieties of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) to provide an in-depth understanding of the knowledge base in each area of classroom assessment and how to conduct inquiry in the area. It presents classroom assessment research to convey, in depth, the state of knowledge and understanding that is represented by the research, with particular emphasis on how classroom assessment practices affect student achieventment and teacher behavior. Editor James H. McMillan and five Associate Editors bring the best thinking and analysis from leading classroom assessment researchers on the nature of the research, making significant contributions to this prominent and hotly debated topic in education.
Classroom Assessment and Educational Measurement

Author: Susan M. Brookhart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429017605

Category: Education

Page: 591

View: 951

Classroom Assessment and Educational Measurement explores the ways in which the theory and practice of both educational measurement and the assessment of student learning in classroom settings mutually inform one another. Chapters by assessment and measurement experts consider the nature of classroom assessment information, from student achievement to affective and socio-emotional attributes; how teachers interpret and work with assessment results; and emerging issues in assessment such as digital technologies and diversity/inclusion. This book uniquely considers the limitations of applying large-scale educational measurement theory to classroom assessment and the adaptations necessary to make this transfer useful. Researchers, graduate students, industry professionals, and policymakers will come away with an essential understanding of how the classroom assessment context is essential to broadening contemporary educational measurement perspectives.