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ERIC Number: EJ766313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Supporting Change in Classroom Assessment
Sato, Mistilina; Atkin, J. Myron
Educational Leadership, v64 n4 p76-79 Dec 2006-Jan 2007
Formative assessment has been receiving increasing attention in education. But from a classroom teacher's perspective, changing assessment practices is not always an easy, straightforward process. This article describes the experiences of five middle schools science teachers who met together weekly to exchange ideas about integrating formative assessment practices into their teaching, as part of the Classroom Assessment Project to Improve Teaching and Learning (CAPITAL) funded by the National Science Foundation. Sato and Atkin tell how these teachers helped one another use rubrics and other formative assessment strategies effectively, even when the teachers' views about learning and evaluation differed significantly. The authors present suggestions for how educators conducting professional development can support teachers in bringing true change to their practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California