ERIC Number: EJ1072571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Living Assessment Passes the Test
Suskind, Dorothy C.
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n1 p38-41 Sep 2015
The author, a 5th-grade teacher at an independent boys' school, gives a first-person account of how her constant assessments and requirement that her students be active participants in their own learning gainsays the need for high-stakes, standardized testing. She posits a "living assessment" that is intertwined, interactive and instructive.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Active Learning, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Interaction, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Teaching Experience, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Grade 5, Alternative Assessment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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