ERIC Number: ED395932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment in the Learning Organization: Shifting the Paradigm.
Costa, Arthur L., Ed.; Kallick, Bena, Ed.
This collection provides a new perspective for understanding what assessment can do to promote continuous improvement in education. The concepts of systems thinking, continued learning, mental models, shared vision, and team building are highlighted in the selections, which include: (1) "A Systems Approach to Assessing School Culture" (Diane Zimmerman); (2) "Examining One Practice as a Lens to the Whole System" (William Sommers); (3) "Assessing the Organization" (Michael Couchman); (4) "Self-Evaluation: Making It Matter" (Alison Preece); (5) "Making Parents Partners in Encouraging Intelligent Behavior" (Jane F. Fraser); (6) "Preparing for Change: Standardized Tests or Authentic Assessment?" (Theodore Czajkowski and Margo Montague); (7) "The Challenge of Revising Report Cards" (Patricia J. Hoffman); (8) "Developing Writing Prompts for Assessing Thinking and Content Learning in Science Classrooms" (Robert Swartz); (9) "Whither Standardized Assessment?" (Charlotte Danielson); (10) "Creating a Cadre for Performance-Based Assessment: A Process Approach for Connecting the Pieces through Staff Development" (Ann Johnson and Kathryn Schladweiler); (11) "The Dirty Hands of a Visionary" (Chris Louth); (12) "Toward More Authentic Assessment" (Susan Kreisman, Marcia Knoll, and Timothy Melchior); (13) "Through the Lens of a Critical Friend" (Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick); (14) "Even a Superintendent Needs Critical Friends" (Sherry King); (15) "The Writing Conference as a Critical Feedback Spiral" (Peggy M. Luidens); (16) "Criteria for Assessing School Improvement" (Victoria L. Bernhardt); (17) "Attending to the Rhythms and Intonations of Learning: Listening for Changes in Students' Portfolios" (Patrick Monahan); (18) "Seeing the Child through Portfolio Collection" (Darlene Johnson and Sandra Silverman); and (19) "Portfolios as Critical Anchors for Continuous Learning" (Braden Montgomery). References follow each chapter, and a 36-item list for further reading is attached. (Contains 69 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Models, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Standardized Tests, Systems Approach, Teamwork, Test Construction
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Learning Organizations; Mental Models