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ERIC Number: EJ1040167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Community Assessment in Teaching the Research Process
Craddock, IdaMae
Knowledge Quest, v42 n1 p58-63 Sep-Oct 2013
Community assessment is the concept of using wider professional communities to provide authentic assessment to students. It means using the knowledge available in one's immediate surroundings and through Web 2.0 tools to enrich instructional processes. It means using retirees, experts, and volunteers from professional organizations and advocacy groups to comment on and evaluate the quality of students' work. After all, "the school library program promotes collaboration among members of the learning community" (AASL 2009, 19). In the age of social media, however, a learning community can be as vast and incredibly valuable in providing both summative and formative assessments to students. Furthermore, including community members in assessment of student work provides a real-world connection for students and allows students to imagine a future for themselves as productive members of those communities. These connections might provide students with a path to planning for their futures in those communities. In this article, the author explores how school librarians can help involve more of the real world in community assessment of student projects and describes the first time, as a school librarian, she attempted integrating community assessment with a rubric.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A