ERIC Number: ED467434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Assessment Bridge: Positive Ways To Link Tests to Learning, Standards, and Curriculum Improvement.
Solomon, Pearl G.
The Assessment Bridge uses four major components to span the gaps between testing, curriculum, and change. The book focuses on the context in which educational testing operates and suggests a view of testing, not as a narrowing of the curriculum, but as a way to deepen teachers involvement in creating the ideas that must be assessed so that teachers can create curriculum and instruction appropriate to their students. The chapters are: (1) Defining the Problem: The Historical Context; (2) Schools at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Problems and Proposed Solutions; (3) Taking the First Steps toward Productive Change; (4) The Assessment Roadway: How Tests Tell Us What To Do; (5) Responding to High-Stakes, Standards-Based (HSSB) Tests: Restructuring Curriculum; (6) Building a Cohort of the Best Teachers: Recruitment, Engagement, Nurturance; and (7) Searching for Leadership. (Contains 173 references and an index.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests, Learning, Student Evaluation, Test Use
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-4593-8, $65.95; paperback: ISBN-0-7619-4594-6, $29.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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