Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 10, 2014

    Mary Jo Schimelpfenig: IMG Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi of 2014



    Here are the books that knocked my socks off in 2014. All of them would make great gifts; each of them was truly something that evoked that... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$36.75
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Education- Assessment

Beyond Standardized Testing

by

Beyond Standardized Testing Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Here's a fresh idea from an experienced testing professional that addresses the problem of the overuse of standardized testing. Elford argues that so-called test-based reform has given rise to the "cram curriculum" and turned schools into test-prep centers. Overlooked are the classroom teachers, who observe the actual work of students, and are the primary and richest source of information on learning. Beyond Standardized Testing lays out a better approach to accountability using standards, teacher judgments, and the tools of the information age. This is not an attack on standardized testing, which supplies the only interpretable information the public has been able to attain. Rather, it recommends comprehensive, computer-based systems that link every teacher and classroom into their school district's data warehouse. This system supports and utilizes the richest source of accountability information, the presently untapped knowledge in the minds of teachers.

Book News Annotation:

Elford, the manager of private assessment service, advocates for a new assessment regime in American education that would center on the use of information technology that would allow teachers to access standardized assessment goals and evaluate the needs and competencies of their students. Rather than relying on "special events testing," such as SATs, teachers could use the information technology to conduct running assessments of their students.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Here's a fresh idea from an experienced testing professional that addresses the problem of the overuse of standardized testing. Elford argues that so-called test-based reform has given rise to the cram curriculum and turned schools into test-prep centers. Overlooked are the classroom teachers, who observe the actual work of students and are the primary and richest source of information on learning. Beyond Standardized Testing lays out a better approach to accountability using standards, teacher judgments, and the tools of the information age.

Table of Contents

What counts in accountability? — The reliance on standardized special event testing — The rap against standardized testing — Standardized means interpretable — Which comes first, the curriculum or the test? — Hyping student performance via the cram curriculum — What ever happened to the scholastic aptitude test? — Avoiding the information age : the road not considered — National attention to content and performance standards — Teacher knows best : standardizing teacher judgment — Envisioning an instructional management information system — How an instructional management information system would work — Providing a truly "public" education via the Internet — Rubrics and grades : getting around the curve — A new credential : certified instructional manager — By-product I : new information for college admissions — By-product II : making academics count in the workplace — A 21st century federal initiative in education.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810843851
Author:
Elford, George W.
Publisher:
R & L Education
Location:
Lanham, Md.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Educational tests and measurements
Subject:
Educational accountability
Subject:
Educational accountability -- United States.
Subject:
Education - Assessment
Edition Number:
128
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
vol. 2
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.14x5.98x.40 in. .43 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Student Evaluation Standards:... New Hardcover $96.25
  2. Grammaticalization (Cambridge... New Trade Paper $61.25
  3. Model Organisms in Drug Discovery New Hardcover $249.95
  4. Hollywood Hype and Audiences:... New Hardcover $34.98
  5. Cathedrals of the Flesh: My Search... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  6. Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes, and... New Trade Paper $26.25

Related Subjects

Education » Assessment

Beyond Standardized Testing New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$36.75 Backorder
Product details 128 pages Scarecrow Education - English 9780810843851 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Here's a fresh idea from an experienced testing professional that addresses the problem of the overuse of standardized testing. Elford argues that so-called test-based reform has given rise to the cram curriculum and turned schools into test-prep centers. Overlooked are the classroom teachers, who observe the actual work of students and are the primary and richest source of information on learning. Beyond Standardized Testing lays out a better approach to accountability using standards, teacher judgments, and the tools of the information age.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.