ERIC Number: ED371880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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The Mindful School: How To Assess Thoughtful Outcomes. K-College.
Authentic assessment, as referred to in this book, encompasses meaningful tasks, positive interaction between teachers and students, methods that emphasize higher-order thinking skills, and strategies that allow students to plan, monitor, and evaluate their own learning. Most important, authentic assessment means helping students to apply and transfer specific skills to real-life situations. This guide is a resource for helping educators understand, redefine, and reshape their own assessment practices. A wide range of alternative forms of assessment is presented in a meaningful and practical format. Each chapter introduces a different assessment tool and includes a description of the assessment method and discussion of why and how it should be used. Examples of the many assessments are provided, as well as opportunities to create original tools and perform self-evaluation. Following an introduction discussing the current status of assessment, the 12 chapter topics are: (1) thoughtful outcomes; (2) standardized tests; (3) teacher-made tests; (4) portfolios; (5) performances and exhibitions; (6) projects; (7) learning logs and journals; (8) metacognitive reflection; (9) observation checklists; (10) graphic organizers; (11) interviews and conferences; and (12) final grades. Contains 111 references. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Higher Education, Informal Assessment, Nongraded Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, Report Cards, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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