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ERIC Number: EJ813590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
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Wormeli, Rick
Principal Leadership, v9 n1 p48-52 Sep 2008
Obtaining an accurate grade of how well students meet learning objectives is a non-negotiable principle of successful differentiation and allows assessment to inform practice at every turn. If the assessment instrument is inaccurate, it should be modified or dropped. In this article, the author contends that alternative assessments are the only way to measure student progress accurately, to hold students accountable to high standards, and to prepare students for what's to come. Uninformed teachers plow ahead with one-size-fits-all assessments that do not allow students to accurately render what they know and are able to do regarding standards. Marginal teachers know this yet do nothing to change it. When used properly, alternative assessments strengthen instruction, not weaken it. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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