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Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching & Learning

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Synopsis:

Ahead of the Curve provides a comprehensive view of the challenges of assessmentfrom a classroom, system, and leadership standpointand examines the many perspectives of effective assessment design and implementation. The distinguished contributors to this volume support the premise that the fundamental purpose of assessment is not to rate, rank, and sort students, but rather to provide meaningful feedback that leads to improved performance. The authors believe that assessment is most productive when its purpose is for learning rather than for simply measuring it.

Section 1 explores the issues of classroom assessment. Section 2 considers the challenges of system-level assessment. Section 3 considers specific assessment challenges for English language learners and special needs students. Section 4 addresses the issues of assessment leadership. And the epilogue presents a powerful example of assessment excellence in action.

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ISBN:
9781934009062
Author:
Reeves, Douglas
Publisher:
Solution Tree
Editor:
Reeves, Douglas B.
Author:
Reeves, Douglas B.
Subject:
Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Academic achievement -- United States.
Subject:
Educational tests and measurements
Subject:
Education - Assessment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Solution Tree
Series:
Leading Edge
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
9.25x6.12x1.14 in. 1.53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ahead of the Curve provides a comprehensive view of the challenges of assessmentfrom a classroom, system, and leadership standpointand examines the many perspectives of effective assessment design and implementation. The distinguished contributors to this volume support the premise that the fundamental purpose of assessment is not to rate, rank, and sort students, but rather to provide meaningful feedback that leads to improved performance. The authors believe that assessment is most productive when its purpose is for learning rather than for simply measuring it.

Section 1 explores the issues of classroom assessment. Section 2 considers the challenges of system-level assessment. Section 3 considers specific assessment challenges for English language learners and special needs students. Section 4 addresses the issues of assessment leadership. And the epilogue presents a powerful example of assessment excellence in action.

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