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Drake, Frederick D. – 1997
This ERIC Digest suggests that traditional assessment techniques must be complemented by new methods that can reinvigorate and improve the teaching and study of history in the schools. Teachers and researchers agree that recall of discrete information and traditional forms of assessment emphasize low-level cognition without challenging students to…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 1996
This Digest reviews the literature on the subject of teaching English and language arts to gifted and talented students. It discusses how to identify gifted students, outlines some key principles for developing effective programs in English and language arts for the gifted, and suggests possible methods of evaluating gifted students and programs.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum
Nickell, Pat – 1993
Alternative forms of evaluating student progress are changing testing or assessment in U.S. schools. From the teacher-made to the standardized test, the familiar over-emphasis on multiple-choice items is giving way to expanded generative formats in which students are called upon to demonstrate mastery through applications in which they use complex…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Testing