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Developing Performance-Based Assessments, Grades K-5

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February 2009 | 232 pages | Corwin
Use PBAs to design learning experiences that increase student engagement and achievement!

This book explains performance-based assessments (PBAs) in easy-to-understand terms and describes how to construct PBAs that measure learner performance effectively while allowing educators to align curriculum and instruction with students' needs. Using PBAs, teachers can engage students in the learning process, connect the learning to students' individual lives, and monitor learning outcomes. The author provides:

- detailed and clear examples of performance-based assessments

- tools for assessment and guidelines for creating and using rubrics

- checklists, frequently asked questions, graphic organizers, and activities to reinforce the content in each chapter.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Examining the Many Purposes of Assessment
Demystify Performance-Based Assessments

 
Understand the Six Components of Assessment

 
Picture the Continuous Flow of Assessment

 
Know the Reasons for Selecting Your Assessments...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
2. Planning Assessments to Promote Understanding
Use Formal and Informal Assessments

 
Become a Data-Driven Teacher

 
Understand Assessment Principles and Practices

 
Watch for Common Errors in Assessing

 
Visualize the Overall Process...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
3. Collecting Baseline Data for Preassessments
Set Three Goals to Guide Your Preassessments

 
Question Each of the Six Components of Assessment

 
Keep Anecdotal Records

 
Follow These Guidelines as You Preassess

 
Realize That Assessment Is a Continuous Process...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
4. Aligning Appropriate Formative Assessments
Consider the Six Components of Assessment

 
Design Your Curriculum

 
Align Assessments With Curriculum and Instruction

 
Explore Cognition Via Patterns of Thought

 
Plan With Competence and Confidence...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
5. Incorporating Learning, Assigning Instruction Followed by Feedback and Correction
Assign Your Instruction and Activities

 
Employ Multiple Instructional Strategies

 
Consider These Assessment Recommendations

 
Include All Kinds of Questions With Your Formative Assessments

 
Optimize the Feedback

 
Involve Your Learners in the Process

 
Have Fun With Formative Assessments...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
6. Administering Summative Assessments
Connect to the Goals and Components of Assessment

 
Create Your Summative Assessments

 
Prepare Learners for Summative Assessments

 
Set Your Sights on the Five As

 
Continue the Assessment Cycle...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
7. Identifying What to Assess: Inviting the Five Types of Inquiry and Information
Introduce the Five Types of Inquiry

 
Balance Three Conditions With Five Types of Inquiry

 
Delve Into Responses

 
Enhance Variety in Your Inquiries

 
Include All Types of Thinking, Acting, and Feeling...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
8. Analyzing How to Assess: Applying the Five Forms of Appraisal and Authentication
Analyze the Five Forms of Appraisal and Authentication

 
Implement Assessments Purposefully

 
Develop Appraisals to Showcase Learning...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
9. Creating Assessment Templates and Rubrics
Construct the Assessment Template

 
Build Rubrics

 
Let Your Templates and Rubrics Do the Work for You...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
10. Conducting Evaluations and Accountability
Evaluate Accomplishments

 
Account for Progress

 
Concentrate on Your Effectiveness

 
Develop a Performance-Based Assessment Mindset...

 
Extend With Questions and Activities

 
 
References and Readings
 
Index

“In an era where buzzwords like ‘assessment’ and ‘accountability’ are used every day in our school systems, a book like this is long overdue. The author clearly explains important terminology while providing easy-to-understand ways to engage in quality assessment in any elementary classroom.”

Jennifer Sinsel, Elementary Gifted Teacher
Bostic Traditional Magnet School, Andover, KS

"This book is very practical and useful to teachers trying to teach to all types of learners.”

Michael Putnam, Assistant Professor
Ball State University

Very practical approach to classroom assessment.

Dr Melanie Shores
Human Studies Dept, University of Alabama at Birmingham
November 10, 2009

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ISBN: 9781412966092
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