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Brain-Compatible Assessments

Second Edition
  • Diane Ronis - Southern Connecticut State University, USA


March 2007 | 160 pages | Corwin
'Real learning is deeply personal. It requires that learners participate meaningfully in the ideas and subjects that they explore as they shape and reshape what they know and want to know. Diane Ronis has written a book that brings coherence and intelligence to understanding how to assess such learning.'ùFrom the Foreword by Renate Nummela Caine and Geoffrey CaineGive students a clear roadmap for future success!Each student, unique in his or her ability to learn, acquires processes, and demonstrates knowledge individually. Building upon this premise, Diane Ronis, a recognized expert in brain-compatible learning and assessment, goes beyond the world of standardized testing to show educators how to build and use targeted assessments based on the latest neuroscientific research.Updated to reflect recent findings about how the brain learns, Brain-Compatible Assessments, Second Edition, provides readers with revised tools for assessing achievement in ways that allow for brain differences within any classroom setting. Showing teachers how to construct or design rubrics that are based on standards and reflect principles of brain-compatible learning, this second edition:Applies brain research to improve formative and summative assessment in the classroomProvides how-to's for constructing top quality rubricsIncorporates technologyEducators will discover how to effectively apply practical high-level assessments in a standards-based environment to help all students realize their potential and succeed.
 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
1. The Assessment Revolution
 
2. Assessment Formats: Standards, Design, and Brain-Compatible Learning
 
3. Multiple Intelligences and Brain-Compatible Assessment
 
4. Instruction and Assessment
 
5. Wiring the Curriculum: Standards and Their Technological Applications
 
6. Collaborative Learning and Assessment
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

"Real learning is deeply personal. It requires that learners participate meaningfully in the ideas and subjects that they explore as they shape and reshape what they know and want to know. Diane Ronis has written a book that brings coherence and intelligence to understanding how to assess such learning."

From the Foreword by Renate Nummela Caine

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