ERIC Number: ED412170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Using Alternative Assessments To Improve the Teaching and Learning of History. ERIC Digest.
Drake, Frederick D.
This ERIC Digest suggests that traditional assessment techniques must be complemented by new methods that can reinvigorate and improve the teaching and study of history in the schools. Teachers and researchers agree that recall of discrete information and traditional forms of assessment emphasize low-level cognition without challenging students to learn more. Sections of the Digest include: (1) Introduction; (2) "Alternative Assessments and Historical Literacy"; (3) "A Generic Rubric for Alternative Assessment Activities"; and (4) "How Alternative Assessment Improves the Teaching and Learning of History." Contains nine additional resources. (EH)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, History Instruction, Measurement, Measurement Techniques, Measures (Individuals), Social Studies, Tests
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408; phone: 812-855-3838, 800-266-3815.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.