ERIC Number: EJ1062985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
The Common Core State Standards: An Opportunity to Enhance Formative Assessment in History/Social Studies Classrooms
Ateh, Comfort M.; Wyngowski, Aaron J.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v88 n3 p85-90 2015
This article discusses the opportunity that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) present for enhancing formative assessment (FA) in history and social studies classrooms. There is evidence that FA can enhance learning for students if implemented well. Unfortunately, teachers continue to be challenged in implementing FA in their classrooms. We examined reading standards for literacy in history and social studies in lesson plans created by preservice teachers in order to discuss opportunities presented by the CCSS for enhancing FA.
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Formative Evaluation, History Instruction, Social Studies, Reading Skills, Preservice Teachers, Academic Achievement, Learning, Educational Assessment, National Competency Tests, Lesson Plans, Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress