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Assessment As Learning

Assessment As Learning
Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning

First Edition

May 2003 | 152 pages | Corwin
This book will provide teachers and school administrators with: an understanding of the reasons behind their confusion and discomfort by detailing the way that the changing role of schooling and our increasing knowledge about the nature of learning have made classroom assessment much more complex, with a range of different purposes that require differentiated assessment practices.
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


Lorna M. Earl

Lorna M. Earl is a director of Aporia Consulting Ltd. and a retired associate professor from the Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She was the first director of assessment for the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office, and she as been a researcher and research director in school districts for over 20 years. Throughout her career, Earl has concentrated her efforts on policy and program evaluations as a vehicle to enhance learning for pupils and for organizations. She has done extensive work in the areas of literacy and the middle years, but... More About Author

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