ERIC Number: ED452397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Advancing Students' Academic and Technical Achievement by Improving Classroom Assessment. Site Development Guide #10. High Schools That Work.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This guide for those in the "High Schools That Work" initiative is designed to help teachers use classroom assessment to motivate students to work harder to meet challenging standards; to get students to organize information, make interdisciplinary connections, synthesize new knowledge, and draw conclusions from what they learn; to promote independent learning and personal responsibility; to change the nature of academic and vocational instruction from simply teaching facts and procedures to teaching how to research, plan, evaluate, think, and solve problems; and to encourage students to use continuous reflection and self-assessment. The guide covers the following topics: (1) standards-driven assessment for academic skills, technical skills, thinking skills, and personal skills; (2) assessment strategies, such as multiple-choice tests, short-answer tests, essay exams, problem-based questions, scenarios and case studies, projects and products, presentations and performances, and portfolios; and (3) guiding principles for using assessment to improve student learning. Discussion and examples of classroom use are provided for each topic. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Achievement Rating, Alternative Assessment, Case Studies, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Testing, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods, Grading, High Schools, Informal Assessment, Peer Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Teacher Expectations of Students, Test Use, Testing, Vocational Education
Southern Regional Education Board 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Tel: 404-875-9211, ext. 236; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (99V10; $2.50). For full text: http://www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/publications/site-guides/S iteGuide10.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.