ERIC Number: ED410158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Preparing Citizens: Linking Authentic Assessment and Instruction in Civic/Law-Related Education.
Miller, Barbara; Singleton, Laurel
This handbook assists educators in improving the links among civic education curriculum, instruction, and assessment. First-person accounts detailing teachers' thoughts present a basis for tracing the evolution of assessment tasks and rubrics for evaluation. Samples of student work are provided to stimulate thinking and discussion. Activities for staff development programs and for individual teachers are included. There are 11 chapters divided into three sections. Section 1, "Getting Started," contains the chapters: (1) "Defining Authenticity in Civic Education"; (2) "Defining Essential Learnings in Civic Education"; (3) "Designing an Assessment Task and Scoring Rubric"; and (4) "Using Student Work to Revise an Assessment and Instruction." Section 2, "Exploring Assessment Tasks," includes the chapters: (1) "Public Issues Discussion as an Authentic Assessment"; (2) "Assessing Socratic Seminars and Structured Academic Controversy"; (3) "Performance Assessment: Mock Trials, Moot Courts, Simulated Legislative Hearings, and Town Meetings"; (4) "Assessing Student Writing"; (5) "Assessing Student-Created Products or Projects"; and (6) "Portfolios." Section 3, "Looking Ahead," contains the chapter "Issues and Challenges." Teacher profiles are appended. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Evaluation, Instruction, Law Related Education, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Qualitative Research, Scoring Rubrics, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Social Science Education Consortium, P.O. Box 21270, Boulder, CO 80308-4270; telephone: (303) 492-8154 ($18.95, plus $5 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.