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Assessment As Learning

Assessment As Learning
Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning

First Edition

May 2003 | 152 pages | Corwin

Take the confusion out of assessment, and make it work to enhance the learning process—every day!

Assessment and evaluation are central to educational reform, and they represent major shifts in thinking about learning, about schools, and about teaching. Assessment as Learning represents one of these crucial changes, but it encompasses more than just using a variety of new techniques. The concept of Assessment as Learning allows teachers to use their judgment about children's understanding to inform the teaching process and to determine what to do for individual children.

This timely resource takes the mystery and confusion out of assessment by reframing its purpose in student evaluation and learning. It will provide teachers and school and district administrators with:

  • Mechanisms for effective use of assessment as learning in a variety of contexts
  • Compelling, real-life examples and case studies drawn from the author's own experiences
  • Sample rubrics and lesson plans as well as "Ideas for Follow-up" at the end of each chapter
  • An understanding of the possible confusion surrounding assessment and its place in the learning process
  • A detailed discussion of the changing role of schooling and our increasing knowledge about the complex nature of learning

Learn to embrace assessment, not just as a tool for student evaluation, but as a valuable strategy for everyday classroom learning.

Series Editors' Introduction
About the Author
1. The Evolution of Assessment
"The Case of Standards-Based Assessment"  
Defining the Future  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
2. Rethinking Assessment
A Brief History of Assessment  
Looking for Change in All the Wrong Places  
Rethinking Assessment for Real Change  
Purpose is Everything  
Taking Up the Challenge  
Classroom Assessment and Large-Scale Reform  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
3. Assessment of Learning, for Learning, and as Learning
Assessment of Learning  
Assessment for Learning  
Assessment as Learning  
Getting the Balance Right  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
4. A Focus on Learning
Learning for Understanding  
Learning Is Hard Work  
Learning Happens in Context  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
5. Assessment and Learning
How Does Assessment Contribute to Learning?  
This is Not Just About Assessment  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
6. Using Assessment to Identify What Students Believe to Be True
"The Case of the Pool Table"  
Start With What Students Believe to Be True  
"The Case of the Bog"  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
7. Using Assessment to Motivate Learning
Assessment That Motivates  
"The Case of Othello"  
Assessment to Reverse Socialization  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
8. Using Assessment to Make Connections
Curricula as Visible Targets for Learning  
Plan Learning, Plan Assessment, and Expect the Unexpected  
"The Case of the Literacy Hour"  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
9. Using Assessment to Extend Learning
Feedback for Learning  
Rubrics and Exemplars as Tools  
"The Case of the Brass Band"  
Ideas, Connections and Extensions (ICE)  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
10. Using Assessment for Reflection And Self-Monitoring
"The Case of Jojo"  
Students as Their Own Best Assessors  
Developing Self-Evaluation Habits of Mind  
"The Case of Choices"  
Ideas for Follow-Up  
11.Using Assessment for Optimum Learning
Think About What You Believe to Be True  
Learn About Learning  
Know Your Subject  
Be an Expert Teacher  
Work Together  
Be Gentle With Yourself, But Don't Give Up  
Self-Monitoring and Self-Development for You, Too  
Get the Support You Need  
Put It All Together  
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Based on real teacher's experiences, short and direct 

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