Put to the Test by Susan A Agruso, Robert L Johnson, Therese M Kuhs,
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Put to the Test

Tools & Techniques for Classroom Assessment

By Susan A Agruso, Robert L Johnson, Therese M Kuhs, Diane Mahoney Monrad

There's no one way to assess student learning. And as the cries for accountability continue to increase, it's absolutely essential that we be acquainted with all the different assessment tools available to us. Put to the Test puts these tools at your disposal.

Put to the Test is an all-in-one resource for detailed explanations of the full range of assessment techniques that effectively monitor learning. It provides not only step-by-step procedures for a standards-based approach to classroom assessment, but also lots of different strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment....

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There's no one way to assess student learning. And as the cries for accountability continue to increase, it's absolutely essential that we be acquainted with all the different assessment tools available to us. Put to the Test puts these tools at your disposal.

Put to the Test is an all-in-one resource for detailed explanations of the full range of assessment techniques that effectively monitor learning. It provides not only step-by-step procedures for a standards-based approach to classroom assessment, but also lots of different strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment. You'll discover everything you need to know about the development and use of:

  • performance tasks
  • scoring guides
  • interviews
  • observations
  • selected-response test items
  • portfolios.
Best of all, examples from across the curriculum and across the grades demonstrate how each form of assessment can be easily implemented.

Preservice and inservice teachers, principals, and staff developers will welcome the book's practicality. School administrators will find it an excellent resource to guide and support teachers who are looking for effective assessment systems.

Contents

Contents:
1. An Overview of Assessment
2. Observation
3. Performance Tasks: In-depth Assessment of Learning
4. Guides to Scoring Student Work: Checklists and Rubrics
5. Selected-Response Items
6. Assessment Portfolios
7. Interviews: Classroom Conversations to Assess Learning
8. A Multifaceted Assessment System

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