ERIC Number: ED402434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Assessment: A Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher's Tool Kit.
Allenspach, Dee; And Others
This manual, which is designed for home economics teachers who are interested in using alternative forms of student assessment, shares current thinking, research, and practices regarding the use of alternative forms of assessment in family and consumer sciences occupational programs. The manual is divided into three parts. Part 1, which is devoted to the concept of assessment, presents information and teacher activities on the following topics: definition of assessment; assessment-related terms; differences between conventional and authentic assessment; qualities of effective assessment; and purposes of assessment. Discussed in part 2 are the following assessment process activities: connecting learning and assessment; reporting and using results; and managing alternative assessment. Part 3, which constitutes approximately 75% of the manual, begins with an overview of alternative assessment approaches and contains handouts and instruments for use in designing/conducting the following types of alternative assessment: testing; product/project assessment; performance assessment; process skills assessment; conferences and interviews; decision-making matrices; graphic organizers; class/group discussion; journals and learning logs; observations; portfolios; questioning; rubrics; and scoring sheets. A wide variety of assessment tools is provided, including samples, templates, checklists, sample forms and letters, and tip sheets. Contains 28 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Conferences, Consumer Education, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Family Life Education, Graphic Organizers, Group Discussion, Home Economics, Informal Assessment, Interviews, Journal Writing, Learning Activities, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, Portfolio Assessment, Records (Forms), Secondary Education, Student Evaluation
Vocational Instructional Materials Laboratory, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. WFLAG, $30).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio