ERIC Number: EJ724993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Using Student-Involved Classroom Assessment to Close Achievement Gaps
Stiggins, Rick; Chappuis, Jan
Theory Into Practice, v44 n1 p11-18 Win 2005
The authors argue that the failure of 60 years of total reliance on assessment via standardized tests to help reduce achievement score gaps must compel us to rethink the role of assessment in this endeavor. They advocate rebalancing assessment priorities to bring classroom assessment into the equation. Evidence gathered over decades from around the world reveals strong achievement gains and reduced achievement score gaps when teachers implement student-involved classroom assessment practices in support of student learning in their classrooms. Five standards of sound classroom assessment practice are described that, if put in place, would permit teachers and schools to draw upon a heretofore untapped reservoir of motivation in ways that benefit students, especially low performers.
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Scores, Student Motivation, Classroom Techniques, Evaluation Methods
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