This is one of the ten books that is part of the Assessment Kit. The purpose of this book is to talk to teachers about classroom assessment from a natural perspective-that of instruction and children. Classroom teachers are often somewhat anxious and fearful about assessment, especially testing, but they are comfortable with the ideas of their own instruction and their students. If a book on classroom assessment starts from their areas of strength and shows how assessment is a natural extension of those strengths, then the message of how to improve classroom assessment and make it work for instruction and children can be better received.
Series Editors' Introduction
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