ERIC Number: ED495533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan-24
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Brain-Compatible Assessments. Second Edition
Ronis, Diane L.
Diane Ronis, a recognized expert in brain-compatible learning and assessment, goes beyond the world of standardized testing to show educators how to build and use targeted assessments based on the latest neuroscientific research. Updated to reflect recent findings about how the brain learns, this book provides readers with revised tools for assessing achievement in ways that allow for brain differences within any classroom setting. Showing teachers how to construct rubrics that are based on standards and reflect principles of brain-compatible learning, this second edition: (1) Applies brain research to improve formative and summative assessment in the classroom; (2) Provides how-to's for designing top quality rubrics; and (3) Incorporates technology. Educators will discover how to effectively apply practical high-level assessments in a standards-based environment to help all students realize their potential and succeed. Following a Foreword, Preface and Introduction, this book is divided into six chapters: (1) The Assessment Revolution; (2) Assessment Formats: Standards, Design, and Brain-Compatible Learning; (3) Multiple Intelligences and Brain-Compatible Assessment; (4) Instruction and Assessment; (5) Wiring the Curriculum: Standards and Their Technological Applications and (6) Collaborative Learning and Assessment. A Glossary and an Index are included.
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Multiple Intelligences, Brain, Instructional Leadership, Scoring Rubrics, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Standards, Curriculum Design
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