ERIC Number: ED337489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Student Assessment.
Perrone, Vito, Ed.
This book supports constructive discussion about assessment and provides concrete directions for change. The 10 chapters outline many of the difficulties associated with current standardized testing. While most educators refer to the new non-standardized test efforts as alternative assessments, this type of assessment is increasingly being called authentic. The book focuses on authentic assessment in education, with an emphasis on teachers and classroom practice. An "Introduction" (V. Perrone) is presented. Chapters include: (1) "Closed Gates in a New York City School" (K. Jervis); (2) "Authentic Assessment, Evaluation, and Documentation of Student Performance" (E. Chittenden); (3) "Building a School Culture of High Standards: A Teacher's Perspective" (R. Berger); (4) "Tapping Teachers' Knowledge" (D. Carroll and P. Carini); (5) "Authentic Assessment: Beyond the Buzzword and into the Classroom" (R. Zessoules and H. Gardner); (6) "The Rhetoric of Writing Assessment" (P. L. Stock); (7) "Active Assessment for Active Science" (G. E. Hein); (8) "The Intellectual Costs of Secrecy in Mathematics Assessment" (J. L. Schwartz); (9) "We Must Take Care: Fitting Assessments to Functions" (W. Haney); and (10) "Moving Toward More Powerful Assessment" (V. Perrone). References follow each chapter, and a list of the 12 contributing authors is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Mathematics Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Science Tests, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Testing Problems, Writing Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.