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Natural Classroom Assessment
Designing Seamless Instruction and Assessment



October 2000 | 144 pages | Corwin

Assess classroom learning and improve instruction with comfort and ease!

Now there is a fresh perspective on assessment that starts from your strengths in the classroom and results in improved instruction and learning. Even the beginner teacher can learn how to use assessment to help students focus on strengths and overcome weaknesses.

Natural Classroom Assessment was written to illustrate how assessing classroom learning can be a natural extension of the teaching process. Learn how to analyze results in your classroom using your own particular teaching style and learn how to evaluate the assessments of others.

Some of the key topics covered:

  • Determining goals, targets, and objectives
  • Designing assessments that evolve from instruction
  • Choosing authentic assessments and projects
  • Using multiple choice, essays, and reports
  • Preparing students for assessment
  • Scoring and communicating results
  • Planning parent-teacher conferences
  • Assessing students with special needs

This is a comprehensive but accessible guide to increase effectiveness in the classroom. An essential resource for both experienced and novice teachers who want to gain confidence about the assessment process.

 
Series Editors' Introduction
 
Preface
Acknowledgments  
 
About the Authors
 
1. Determining Goals, Targets and Objectives
 
2. How Will Assessment Be Used?
 
3. Designing Assessments That Evolve From Instruction
 
4. Beginning the Design Process
 
5. Choosing Performance/Authentic Assessments/Projects
 
6. Using Multiple Choice and Other Objective Measures
 
7. Using Essays and Reports
 
8. Incorporating Affective and Related Ideas
 
9. Preparing Students for Assessments
 
10. Scoring and Communicating Results
 
11. Planning Parent-Teacher Conferences
 
12. Assessing Students With Special Needs
 
13. Seamless Integration of Goals, Instruction and Assessment
 
References
 
Index

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