ERIC Number: ED435634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Guide to Classroom Assessment.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Classroom assessment is how teachers find out how well students are learning. It is important because teachers need a lot of information for the decisions they have to make. It can take many forms, such as paper and pencil assessments, performance assessments, conversations, or observations. Classroom assessments are built on clear goals and criteria for quality work so that they can help teachers guide students. A parent should expect that classroom assessments will be clear and reflect what is important in the class. They should provide specific information about what students are learning, and they should use different assessment strategies. Teachers should provide specific and useful feedback, and assessments should focus on thinking and understanding as well as having correct answers. Classroom assessments help teachers require high standards for all students. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina