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Designing Middle and High School Instruction and Assessment
Built on Bloom’s Taxonomy, this resource helps middle and high school teachers write measurable, standards-based lesson plan objectives and develop assessments in the content areas.
- Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
- ISBN: 9781412971188
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2009
- Page Count: 152
- Publication date: April 29, 2009
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"This is the only book that takes a step-by-step approach to student assessment at the middle and secondary school levels. This book is a unique contribution to the field of evaluation and assessment."
—John Hoyle, Professor of Educational Administration
Texas A&M University
Create objectives and assessments that tap into all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy!
While today's curriculum is largely driven by standards, many teachers find the lack of specificity in the standards to be confounding and even intimidating. Now this practical book provides middle and high school teachers with explicit guidance on designing specific objectives and developing appropriate formative and summative assessments to guide instruction.
The authors present an accessible model for developing unit and daily lesson plan objectives based on state and national content standards. Providing detailed examples for each level of Bloom's Taxonomy, including synthesis and evaluation, the book covers the major forms of assessment that allow teachers to measure students' understanding and mastery of the objectives. Teachers will learn how to:
- Unwrap state and national standards
- Understand how objectives and test items provide evidence of a particular level of knowledge
- Write measurable objectives for unit and daily lesson plans
- Develop appropriate assessments in the content areas
This easy-to-follow resource gives teachers the tools to write specific, standards-based objectives and find the perfect assessments to measure their students' progress!
- Designed around a simple model that guides teachers through the process of unwrapping state and national standards, writing measurable objectives for unit and daily lesson plans, and developing appropriate assessments across the cognitive hierarchy of the major content areas taught in middle and secondary schools
- Includes detailed examples and explanations of how objectives and test items provide evidence of a particular level of knowledge
- Covers all major content areas
Table of Contents
About the Authors
1. Deconstructing the Standards
2. Writing Unit and Daily Instructional Objectives
3. Writing True-False and Completion Items and Matching Exercises
4. Writing Multiple-Choice Items
5. Writing Short-Answer and Essay Items
6. Performance-Based Assessment
References and Further Readings
“This is the only book that takes a step-by-step approach to student assessment at the middle and secondary school levels. This book is a unique contribution to the field of evaluation and assessment.”John Hoyle, Professor of Educational Administration
Texas A&M University