ERIC Number: ED338698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Civics Education. ERIC/TM Digest.
Rudner, Lawrence M.
Assessment can play a vital role in ensuring the success of citizenship education. Assessment should be an on-going process that informs about the progress and development of students. Guidelines are presented for designing and planning assessment activities, and several formats for assessment are described. Basic guidelines for assessment are suggested: identify instructional goals, communicate instructional goals to students, integrate assessment with instruction, assess often, and use a variety of techniques. Some of the following techniques can give more meaningful and accurate data than multiple-choice and true or false tests: (1) group projects; (2) interviews with students; (3) essay questions; (4) informal observation; (5) formal observation; and (6) projects to help students realize the connection between instruction and the real world. Carefully planned assessments that reflect clearly defined objectives can enhance instruction. Four references are listed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Essay Tests, Group Instruction, Guidelines, Interviews, Measurement Techniques, Relevance (Education), Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Teacher Made Tests, Teacher Role, Test Construction, Test Format
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Washington, DC.