ERIC Number: ED358436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating Growth over Time: Classroom-Based Assessment in Language Arts. Literacy Improvement Series for Elementary Educators.
Johnson, Nancy J.
Predicated on a belief that assessment and evaluation should be vital, planned aspects of the curriculum, this booklet describes classroom-based assessment that serves to inform teachers, students, and parents of the learner's growth as well as to suggest next-step instructional goals. Procedures developed by classroom teachers which integrate assessment within the instructional process include a photo album project, writing journals/folders, reading logs, and anecdotal records. The approach in the booklet was developed around beliefs that assessment and evaluation are most valuable when they are: (1) reflective of what is known about language and learning; (2) centered in the classroom; (3) compatible with curricular and instructional goals; (4) qualitative as well as quantitative; (5) multidimensional and leading to a profile of growth and progress over time; (6) focused on and developed alongside the child, parent, and teacher; and (7) informative in guiding decisions for next-step instruction. The booklet presents assessment checklists as a means of demonstrating the growth of the readers and writers in their classrooms. Fifteen references, six additional resources, and five resources for checklists are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students; Parents
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Literacy, Language, and Communication Program.