Corwin: Assessment As Learning: Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning: Lorna M. Earl: 9780761946267
Assessment As Learning

Assessment As Learning

Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning

Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau Lorna M. Earl University of Toronto, Canada
© 2003   152 pages   7" x 10"  
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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

Assessment As Learning

Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning

Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau Lorna M. Earl University of Toronto, Canada
© 2003   152 pages   7" x 10"  

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About This Title

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.

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