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ERIC Number: ED340176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Holistic Assessment of Special Education Students.
Keefe, Charlotte Hendrick
This paper recommends the replacement of student evaluation methods based on the behaviorist model with holistic assessment based on principles of seeing individuals as active learners who interact with their physical and social environment. Four approaches are recommended: (1) gathering information from a variety of sources and contexts; (2) a willingness to accept qualitative as well as quantitative data; (3) a view of teachers as competent evaluators; and (4) focus on the primary stakeholders (students, parents, and teachers). Observation is seen to be at the heart of holistic evaluation with the grouping of observations into two categories recommended: "things I know I want to know" and "things I didn't know I wanted to know." Suggested after initial observations are the compiling of a "can do" list for each child as well as the development of individual learning objectives. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A