Teacher Learning with Classroom Assessment

Author: Heng Jiang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811090530

Category: Education

Page: 201

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This book discusses the interwoven themes of teacher learning and classroom assessment, highlighting the complexity and intricacy of these processes in a range of very different classroom contexts. The case studies demonstrate how classroom assessment is needed for teachers to learn about teaching and for them to be able to grow professionally and improve student learning. Although this volume is mainly situated in the unique and varied contexts of the Asia-Pacific region, it addresses the key issues of quality teaching, assessment, and accountability in a global context.
Classroom Assessment

Author: Catherine S. Taylor

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132335549

Category: Education

Page: 526

View: 191

Now in its second edition, this exceptionally lucid and practical assessment text provides a wealth of powerful concrete examples to help students understand assessment concepts and effectively use assessment to support learning. Rather than treat assessment separately from instruction, this book's unique approach treats assessment as a central factor in the life of a teacher every day, whether it's part of planning instruction, composing small study groups, or communicating test results to pupils, parents, and principals. Extensive practical applications with concrete, real-world examples provide future teachers hands-on experience with the real work of students and teachers. Exceptionally clear step-by-step guidance on how to construct and use assessments, including grading student artifacts and the inclusion of a complete test. (For examples see pages 301 and 216) Teaches readers how to create a range of assessments that effectively assess student progress toward learning goals. Unique coverage of child development issues in assessment-examining ways to use assessment to support student learning across the developmental span from kindergarten through high school. Helps future teachers understand what is and is not effective assessment practice at different grade levels. (For examples see pages 129 and 234) Unique chapter-by-chapter coverage of adapting assessment for students with special needs. Provides a basic understanding of specific challenges in this type of assessment and ideas for effective adaptations. Includes more coverage than any other classroom assessment text on how to adapt assessment to the needs of students with disabilities and students whose first language is not English. (For examples see pages 195 and 237)
Classroom Assessment and Educational Measurement

Author: Susan M. Brookhart


ISBN: 113858004X

Category: Classroom environment

Page: 285

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Introduction / Susan M. Brookhart and James H. McMillan -- Classroom assessment information -- Perspectives on the validity of classroom assessments / Michael T. Kane and Saskia Wools -- Cognitive diagnosis is not enough: the challenge of measuring learning with classroom assessments / Jacqueline P. Leighton -- Language in practice: a mediator of valid interpretations of information generated by classroom assessments among linguistically and culturally diverse students / Alison I. Bailey and Richard Durán -- Feedback and measurement / Susan M. Brookhart -- Discussion of part I: assessment information in context / James H. McMillan -- The use of classroom assessment information to enhance learning -- Guidance in the standards for classroom assessment: useful or irrelevant? / Steve Ferrara, K. Maxey-Moore, and Susan M. Brookhart Defining trustworthiness for teachers' multiple uses of classroom assessment results / Alicia C. Alonzo -- Learning progressions and embedded assessment / Derek C. Briggs and Erin M. Furtak -- The role of technology-enhanced self and peer assessment in formative assessment -- E. Caroline Wylie and Christine J. Lyon -- Discussion of part II: should "measurement" have a role in teacher learning about classroom assessment? / Lorrie A. Shepard -- Emerging issues in classroom assessment -- Towards measures of different and useful aspects of schooling: why schools need both teacher assigned grades and standardized assessments / Alex J. Bowers -- Digital technologies: supporting and advancing assessment practices in the classroom / Michael Russell -- Fairness in classroom assessment / Joan Herman and Linda cook -- Discussion of part III: emerging issues in classroom assessment / Mark R. Wilson
Toward a Reconceptualization of Second Language Classroom Assessment

Author: Matthew E. Poehner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030350819

Category: Education

Page: 258

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This book responds to the call for praxis in L2 education by documenting recent and ongoing projects around the world that see partnership with classroom teachers as the essential driver for continuing to develop both classroom assessment practice and conceptual frameworks of assessment in support of teaching and learning. Taken together, these partnerships shape the language assessment literacy, the knowledge and skills required for theorizing and conducting assessment activities, of both practitioners and researchers. While united by their orientation to praxis, the chapters offer considerable diversity with regard to languages taught, learner populations included (varying in age and proficiency level), specific innovations covered, research methods employed, and countries in which the work was conducted. As a whole, the book presents a way of engaging in research with practitioners that is likely to stimulate interest among not only language assessment scholars but also those studying second language education and language teacher education as well as language teaching professionals themselves.
SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment

Author: James H. McMillan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412995870

Category: Education

Page: 577

View: 112

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.
A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Assessment

Author: Susan M. Butler

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787978779

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 940

A Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Assessment is a comprehensive guide that shows step-by-step how to effectively integrate assessment into the classroom. Written for both new and seasoned teachers, this important book offers a practical aid for developing assessment skills and strategies, building assessment literacy, and ultimately improving student learning. Based on extensive research, this book is filled with illustrative, down-to-earth examples of how classroom assessment works in classrooms where assessment drives the instruction. The authors present the Classroom Assessment Cycle—Clarifying learning targets, Collecting assessment evidence, Analyzing assessment data, and Modifying instruction based upon assessment data—that demonstrates how one assessment action must flow into the next to be effective. Each chapter details the kinds of assessment evidence that are the most useful for determining student achievement and provides instruction in the analysis of assessment data.
Investigating Formative Assessment

Author: Torrance , Harry

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335197347

Category: Education

Page: 194

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* How do teachers assess the ordinary classroom work of young children? * How do pupils understand and respond to that assessment - does it help or hinder their development? * How can classroom assessment be developed to be more effective in assisting the learning process? This book brings together various perspectives from the fields of assessment policy development, theories of learning and the sociology of the classroom. The book explores how the assessment of young children is carried out in classrooms and with what consequences for their understanding of schooling and the development of their learning in particular subject areas. The book is based on extensive video and audio tape recordings of classroom assessment 'incidents' along with interviews of teachers and pupils about the process of assessment.
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Author: Connie M. Moss

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416626718

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 874

Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms, largely because teachers misunderstand what it is and don't have the necessary skills to implement it. In the updated 2nd edition of this practical guide for school leaders, authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart define formative assessment as an active, continual process in which teachers and students work together—every day, every minute—to gather evidence of learning, always keeping in mind three guiding questions: Where am I going? Where am I now? What strategy or strategies can help me get to where I need to go? Chapters focus on the six interrelated elements of formative assessment: (1) shared learning targets and criteria for success, (2) feedback that feeds learning forward, (3) student self-assessment and peer assessment, (4) student goal setting, (5) strategic teacher questioning, and (6) student engagement in asking effective questions. Using specific examples based on their extensive work with teachers, the authors provide - Strategic talking points and conversation starters to address common misconceptions about formative assessment; - Practical classroom strategies to share with teachers that cultivate students as self-regulated, assessment-capable learners; - Ways to model the elements of formative assessment in conversations with teachers about their professional learning; - "What if" scenarios and advice for how to deal with them; and - Questions for reflection to gauge understanding and progress. As Moss and Brookhart emphasize, the goal is not to "do" formative assessment, but to embrace a major cultural change that moves away from teacher-led instruction to a partnership of intentional inquiry between student and teacher, with better teaching and learning as the outcome.
Classroom Assessment Techniques

Author: Thomas A. Angelo

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:49015001404160

Category: Education

Page: 466

View: 113

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.
Modern Classroom Assessment

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321288

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 205

Modern Classroom Assessment offers an applied, student-centered guide to the major research-based approaches to assessment in today’s modern classroom. Rather than simply list basic assessment formats with a few examples, as many textbooks do, award-winning professor and scholar Bruce Frey’s book fully explores all five key approaches for teacher-designed assessment—Traditional Paper-and-Pencil, Performance-Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Universal Test Design, and Authentic Assessment —while making abstract concepts and guidelines clear with hundreds of real-world illustrations and examples of what actual teachers do. Offering a variety of engaging learning tools and realistic stories from the classroom, this text will give any reader a strong foundation for designing modern assessments in their own classrooms.
Classroom Assessment

Author: W. James Popham

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134894634

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 448

View: 171

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
Classroom Assessment

Author: James H. McMillan

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0133119424

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 747

With a new focus on 21st century skills, Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction, 6/e shows teachers how to create high-quality assessments of every kind. Taking a non-technical approach, it looks at the role of assessment in teaching and how it can influence teaching decisions. Exploring formative, summative, performance-based and non-cognitive assessment, it pinpoints how to establish credible learning targets and select assessments that fairly measure those goals. Suggestions for effective practice accompany each assessment technique. Examples, case studies, and teacher interviews illustrate assessment techniques in action. From Reviews of the Book "The text goes into more depth about targets/standards, formative assessment and special education assessment than my current text. . . . I think the chapters about writing actual test items are exceptional. The examples, the content, and the explanations are all clear and practical." --Kristen Bjork, University of Nevada - Las Vegas "In selection of this text when I was initially choosing, I liked the in-depth coverage of performance assessments and rubrics, I also liked the level of the language . . . this book was informative but an easy read." --Patricia A. Lutz, Kutztown University