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Revolutionize Assessment
Empower Students, Inspire Learning

Foreword by Michael Fullan



© 2014 | 112 pages | Corwin

Confront the emerging assessment crisis in American education

Rick Stiggins details profound changes in the mission of our schools that requires a bold new vision of excellence in assessment in those schools. He combines decades of experience with international research to define a vision that uses assessment to supercharge student learning, not merely measure it—to support student growth, not merely hold schools accountable for it.Revolutionize Assessment

  • Begins with a unique analysis from the student’s point of view of the motivational psychology of being evaluated in the classroom
  • Offers strategies for engaging students in self-assessment in ways that maximize their engagement and confidences as they learn
  • Details the long-missing conditions of classroom assessment literacy that must be in place in local schools for Rick’s vision to become reality
  • Reveals how gains in student achievement can narrow achievement gaps when teachers are given the tools needed to use “assessment for learning”

 

"Noted authority Rick Stiggins offers an important 'wake up call' as he documents how our nation has lost its way on the assessment road, and offers a hopeful prescription for how we can reclaim the promise of assessments that truly support meaningful learning."
Jay McTighe, Co-author of the Understanding by Design® series

“I want this book in the hands of every teacher and school leader in American Schools.”
—Sharon Robinson, Executive Director of the Association of American Colleges of Teacher Education and of the Learning First Alliance
 
 
Foreword by Michael Fullan
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. A Hidden Crisis in American Education
 
2. To Begin With, We Must Understand This Realm of Educational Assessment
 
3. Understanding Our Assessment Trap
 
4. These Are Troubled Times in the Realm of Educational Assessment
 
5. A New School Mission Demands a New Assessment Vision
 
6. Assessment for Truly Effective Schools Requires Local School District Leadership
 
7. A Concluding Message to the Measurement Community
 
References
 
Index

"In this concise, compelling, and readable book, Rick Stiggins explains clearly the extraordinary damage that has been done to America's youth by the belief that standardized testing is the only, or even the best, way to find out what students have learned. He also shows how more appropriate assessment, in which learners play a leading role, has the power to transform American education. Anyone interested in what is wrong with education in America today—and what we can do about it—should read this book."

Dylan Wiliam , Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment
Institute of Education, University of London

"Every once and awhile a book appears that is so honest, so sensible, and so impassioned that it must not be ignored.  This is such a book, and it will make many education policy makers and assessment experts wince.  Stiggins decries the damage done by poorly designed tests and thoughtless assessment practice.  Thankfully, he doesn't stop with an indictment.  Drawing on a half century of experience, Stiggins offers practical advice on how sound assessment practice can benefit all students."

Dan Duke, Professor of Educational Leadership
University of Virginia

"In this powerful book Rick Stiggins – through story, research, and practical ideas – clearly offers ways to transform what seem to be overwhelming roadblocks to learning by involving students and using high quality classroom assessment.  This book is an important tool for all leaders as they pursue success for all learners."

Anne Davies
Connect2Learning, British Columbia, Canada

"Noted authority Rick Stiggins offers an important 'wake up call' as he documents how our nation has lost its way on the assessment road, and offers a hopeful prescription for how we can reclaim the promise of assessments that truly support meaningful learning."

Jay McTighe, Co-author of the Understanding by Design® series, Author of Core Learning: Assessing What Matters Most

"This book is a plea from the heart, from 50+ years of experience, from someone who has immersed himself in the research, the classroom, the professional learning communities and the publication business -  and Stiggins sees it all too clearly.  It is time to fix the assessment problem. There is more packed into this little treatise than in encyclopedias on this topic.  There is passion, wisdom, and a critical message – it is not too late but move soon.  A clear blueprint is outlined as to the path to follow."

John Hattie, Professor of Educational Research
University of Melbourne, Australia

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