By Grant P. Wiggins
(also a teacher...) This e-book is a provocative critique of ways that trying out and evaluate are at the moment dealt with in faculties. Wiggins excels at teasing out the inherent, usually invisible, contradictions among our acknowledged pursuits as educators and what it truly is that we are particularly educating and reinforcing within the method we cross approximately checking out. This e-book is healthier at frightening the reader to imagine extra conscientiously concerning the position of overview within the curriculum; for me, it is made me reconsider how I plan my checks, what i'll do another way to motivate scholars to profit and so they can demonstrate their strengths, and to query "the process" from a extra expert viewpoint. this can be a booklet of advocacy, despite the fact that, and as such it has flaws. Wiggins is healthier at attacking what we have than suggesting the way it may be replaced *considering the stipulations below which so much folks teach.* He locations the complete burden on academics (he is intensely disparaging of academics who speak about scholars as answerable for a few a part of their schooling; it really is as much as the trainer to inspire them) and his specialize in consistent reiteration fails to contemplate the top-performing scholars, i feel, who really do good with present tests. you do not have to shop for the total package deal, although, to discover new ideas, recommendations and views during this publication that might impress you to reconsider a few of the points of trying out so much people take with no consideration, whereas providing you with concept for utilizing a few of these new rules within the school room in useful methods.
Read Online or Download Assessing Student Performance: Exploring the Purpose and Limits of Testing PDF
Best assessment books
Even if lecturers around the state are growing new wisdom of their school rooms, researchers’ preoccupation with large-scale review regulations omit any important dialogue of academics’ efforts, event, and insights. Kathe Jervis corrects that omission by means of offering 3 case reports of academics enforcing genuine evaluate.
The standard of schooling is a time period that's usually utilized in public debates. Understood within the experience of schooling being “generally ok” , or really, most often, as “not okay”. might be there's an overruling nostalgic view that previously schooling was once larger than this present day. In scholarly discourse there are those that retain that the standard of schooling is an illusive time period, with various interpretations in numerous settings and by way of diversified stakeholders.
A state in danger in 1983. the latest pattern has been to tie administrative reviews to scholar functionality, expanding rigidity between directors in any respect degrees. The cumulative influence of 3 a long time of demanding situations to administrative authority has undermined the publics view of academic directors as specialists.
This booklet summarizes the foreign facts on methodological matters in common surroundings in schooling. by means of seriously discussing the standard-setting practices applied within the Nordic international locations and by means of offering new methodological ways, it bargains clean views at the present examine.
- Assessment and Therapy [Specialty Articles from Encyc of Mental Health]
- High-Functioning Autism Asperger Syndrome in Schools: Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in Schools Series)
- International Measurement of Disability: Purpose, Method and Application
- Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impact of Polymeric Products (Rapra Review Reports) (v. 13, No. 12)
- Good Practice Accreditation of Prior Learning (Cassell Education)
- Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice
Additional info for Assessing Student Performance: Exploring the Purpose and Limits of Testing
Mere learnedness or eloquence is not what a liberal education is about. As Plato has Socrates say elsewhere, education is not "putting sight into blind eyes" but liberating the mind from mere opinion and hackneyed thinking. Meno is really like so many students-a memorizer, able to make effective speeches with references to famous people, sayings, and works. We are meant to know that his name is used throughout the work as a pun. It is very close in Greek to the word for memory: ptvov (Meno), pvtpov (power).
Because of our diversity, our ability to do accurate comparisons across classrooms, schools, and districts is dependent on questions that are not highly contextual or articulated with local curricula. But a generic test of understanding is a contradiction in terms. We want to know about this child, in this setting, in relation to this curriculum. "~~ As a developmental psychologist, Gardner no doubt was influenced in making this distinction by the work of Jean Piaget in the use of clinical interviews and observations.
4. 5. 6. 7. M. Foucault, Discipline and Punish (New York: Vintage Books, 1979), pp. 184-185. Translation Copyright Q 1977 by Alan Sheridan. D. P. Resnick and L. B. Resnick, "Standards, Curriculum, and Performance: A Historical and Comparative Perspective," Educational Researcher 14 (1985): 5-21. N. Frederiksen, "The Real Test Bias," American Psychologist 39 (1984): 193-202, p. 199. See, for example, R. Stiggins, "Assessment Literacy," Phi Delta Kappan 72 (1991): 534-539. D. WolE, J. Bixby, J. Glen 111, and H.
Assessing Student Performance: Exploring the Purpose and Limits of Testing by Grant P. Wiggins