ERIC Number: ED415114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Assessment Strategies To Inform Science and Mathematics Instruction: It's Just Good Teaching.
Stepanek, Jennifer; Jarrett, Denise
Changes in assessment practices are central to ongoing reform efforts in science and mathematics education. The education community is currently focused on new ways to measure, evaluate, and report students' progress toward standards and learning goals. The focus of this publication, using assessment for informing and improving instruction is not only key to effective teaching and learning but also serves as a fundamental building block for other evaluation activities. Embedded in instruction, assessment for this purpose requires a simultaneous focus on what students are doing and learning, and how teachers are guiding the students and facilitating learning. This document includes a summary of research and current literature on the topic, a discussion of effective strategies, an annotated listing of organizations, and print and electronic resources. Contains 34 references. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Science Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204-3297.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.