ERIC Number: ED411345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Assessment for Equity and Inclusion. Embracing All Our Children. Transforming Teaching Series.
Goodwin, A. Lin, Ed.
The chapters in this collection explore alternative assessment and give specific examples of successful efforts by teachers to develop their own systems of assessment. Taken together, these chapters are a rejection of the ranking and separating of students according to test scores, and an argument for richer forms of mixed alternative assessments. The following chapters are included: (1) "The Historical and Policy Foundations of the Assessment Movement" (George F. Madaus, Anastasia E. Raczek, and Marguerite M. Clarke); (2) "Assessing against the Grain: A Conceptual Framework for Alternative Assessments" (Celia Genishi); (3) "Supporting Teaching and Learning for All Students: Policies for Authentic Assessment Systems" (Linda Darling-Hammond and Beverly Falk); (4) "The Power of Possibilities" (Stephen C. Ellwood, IV); (5) "The Democratic, Child-Centered Classroom: Provisioning for a Vision" (Yvonne Smith and A. Lin Goodwin); (6) "Awakening to the Mathematician within: One Teacher's Story" (Paula Hajar); (7) "I Wouldn't Know I Was Smart if I Didn't Come to This Class" (Julie Heiman Savitch and Leslie Anne Serling); (8) "Assessment as a Way of Seeing" (Margaret Borrego Brainard); (9) "Toward the Development of an Improved Urban Teaching and Evaluation Process" (Sabrina Hope King); (10) "Dilemmas of Assessment and Evaluation in Preservice Teacher Education" (Nancy Dubetz, Steve Turley, and Martha Erickson); (11) "Educating the Rainbow: Authentic Assessment and Authentic Practice for Diverse Classrooms" (A. Lin Goodwin and Maritza B. Macdonald); (12) "Language, Culture, and the Assessment of African American Children" (Asa G. Hilliard III); (13) "Moving the Mountain: Assessment and Advocacy for Children" (Beatrice S. Fennimore); (14) "Assessing Teacher Performance in a Diverse Society" (Ana Maria Villegas); (15) "Assessing the Dialogue of Teachers in a Multicultural Classroom: A Difficult Struggle" (Valerie Ooka Pang); (16) "Parents as Allies for Alternative Assessment" (Jennifer J. Robinson); and (17) "Toward an Education of Consequence: Connecting Assessment, Teaching, and Learning" (Vito Perrone). Each chapter contains references. (Contains six figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Inclusive Schools, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Test Use, Urban Schools
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