ERIC Number: ED447237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Making Assessment Work for Everyone: How To Build on Student Strengths.
Kusimo, Patricia; Ritter, Melissa G.; Busick, Kathleen; Ferguson, Chris; Trumbull, Elise; Solano-Flores, Guillermo
This book is intended to provide teachers with research information and practical ideas for modifying assessments to make them more equitable and beneficial for all students. It encourages teachers to recognize the diverse sociocultural factors that contribute to students' identities in order to accurately and equitably assess their learning. The guide contains eight sections; each provides information, suggestions, and opportunities to try out key ideas. The sections are: (1) "Seeing Our Students' Cultures with 'New Eyes'"; (2) "Recognizing All Students' Language Abilities"; (3) "Defining Good Assessment"; (4) "Using Students' Cultural and Linguistic Strengths to Build Good Assessments"; (5) "Repairing and Improving Externally Developed Assessments"; (6) "Readings to Deepen Our Learning"; (7) "Professional Development Activities for Teachers"; and (8) "Resources and More Information." A list of 208 resources about assessment is attached. (Contains 12 tables and 6 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Learning, Professional Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Test Construction
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.