ERIC Number: ED415156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Assessment in the Social Sciences.
McBride, Lawrence W.; Drake, Frederick D.; Lewinski, Marcel
This publication is designed to help Illinois social science teachers assess their students' learning using a variety of methods. The guide includes a rubric for scoring site-based alternative assessment activities, a rationale for the rubric, and sample activities to differentiate students' knowledge, reasoning, and communication skills. The guide provides a basis for teachers to develop their own assessment programs and adapt the rubric and activities to fit individual needs. The volume provides 37 lessons in the social sciences to demonstrate how the rubric can be applied and concludes with samples of student work to demonstrate the various levels of achievement. (EH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Standards, Student Evaluation
Illinois State Board of Education, Standards and Assessment Division, 100 N. First Street, N-242, Springfield, IL 62777-0001.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Div. of Secondary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois