What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Assessment

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Assessment

This is the second edition of a highly successful book, previously titled Better Instruction Through Assessment: What Your Students Are Trying to Tell You. The revision was undertaken to respond to the No Child Left Behind legislation, which has changed the way we must look at students’ achievement data. This book shows you how to get the most out of your state’s high stakes standardized tests, use test results to make the right decisions about how to teach the students in your class, avoid becoming a victim of accountability systems, infuse “test savvy” into everyday instruction. It covers a wide variety of types of assessments – from classroom-based, teacher created tests to state-mandated, high stakes standardized tests, both selected response and performance assessment. Unlike traditional “textbooks”, this book was written specifically for practicing teachers and administrators. It contains real-world examples which demonstrate the role of assessment in a teacher’s daily work. It is filled with actual student responses and scenarios based on real life situations faced by teachers.

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Assessment
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Paul Weeden, Jan Winter, Patricia Broadfoot
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Psychology Press

This book looks at how and why assessment matters in the classroom, discussing key issues such as: can assessment raise standards? Can current practice be improved? And how does self-assessment help pupils learn?
Assessment for Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Martin Fautley, Jonathan Savage
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-04 - Publisher: Learning Matters

Assessment is central to teaching and learning, yet is one of the most difficult areas of professional practice. This book guides trainee secondary teachers through its complexities and provides practical strategies, exemplified by case studies. It examines issues such as diagnosing problems, sharing learning objectives, assessment as a tool for
Assessment
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Patricia Broadfoot, Paul Weeden, Jan Winter
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-01 - Publisher: Routledge

There has been much debate on the purposes and methods of assessment over the last couple of years. This book gathers together the latest thinking and looks at how assessment can be used to promote or inhibit learning. Unlike other books on the market, this one summarizes theory and shows
Consulting Pupils
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Julia Flutter, Jean Ruddock
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Consulting Pupils considers the potential benefits and implications of talking to students about teaching and learning in school, exploring its impact at different levels. Key issues included are: * the importance of engaging young learners in a focused dialogue about learning * the role of pupil consultation in helping schools
Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Mary Biddulph, David Lambert, David Balderstone
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-20 - Publisher: Routledge

Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School has become the widely recommended textbook for student and new teachers of geography. It helps you acquire a deeper understanding of the role, purpose and potential of geography within the secondary curriculum, and provides the practical skills needed to design, teach and