NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ1006755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Beyond the Bubble in History/Social Studies Assessments
Breakstone, Joel; Smith, Mark; Wineburg, Sam
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n5 p53-57 Feb 2013
Teachers need tools and assessments that will prepare students to meet the ambitious goals laid out by the Common Core State Standards. The multiple-choice tests that dominate in history will not prepare students to analyze primary and secondary sources, cite textual evidence to support arguments, consider the influence of an author's perspective, corroborate different sources, or develop written historical arguments. The Stanford History Education Group has created a series of assessments, History Assessments of Thinking, known as HATs, that address this issue and are freely available on a new website (
Phi Delta Kappa International. 408 North Union Street, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402. Tel: 800-766-1156; Fax: 812-339-0018; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A