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How to Assess Authentic Learning

Fifth Edition


November 2013 | 232 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE

For many years, assessment was relegated to a secondary role in the educational process. But with the increased emphasis on high-stakes testing, effective assessment has emerged as one of the major factors in raising student achievement.

In this latest edition of her bestseller, renowned educator Kay Burke provides a wide range of updated, easy-to-implement alternative assessments that address today's accountability requirements and focus on improving learning. Designed for use across all content areas, these formative assessments are rooted in the language of state standards and emphasize differentiating instruction to meet students' individual learning needs. Revised throughout with updated research, this new edition helps teachers:

- Build Response to Intervention checklists for struggling students
- Develop unit plans using differentiated learning and assessment strategies
- Create portfolios that emphasize metacognition
- Design performance tasks that motivate and engage students
- Construct rubrics that describe indicators of quality work
- Create tests that focus on higher-order thinking skills

Offering numerous applications and examples, this fifth edition of How to Assess Authentic Learning guides teachers in developing the assessment tools needed to help all students meet or exceed mandated academic standards.

 
Introduction
 
Standardized Tests and Classroom Assessments
 
Assessment Literacy
 
Accountability
 
Grading
 
Traditional Cognitive Science
 
Assessment and Evaluation
 
Definitions of Performance Assessment
 
Portfolios
 
Balanced Assessment
 
And Now...the Tools!
 
I: STUDENT LEARNING STANDARDS
 
What Are Learning Standards and Benchmarks?
 
What Is the Standards Movement?
 
How Did the Standards Movement Begin?
 
What Are Preformance Standards?
 
Why Do We Need Standards?
 
How Can We Use Standards?
 
Final Thoughts
 
II: DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING
 
What Is Differentiated Learning?
 
What Are the Multiple Intelligences?
 
Why Should We Use Differentiation?
 
How Should We Use the Multiple intelligences?
 
Final Thoughts
 
III: STUDENT PORTFOLIOS
 
What is a Portfolio?
 
Why Should We Use Portfolios?
 
How Can We Implement Portfolios?
 
Final Thoughts
 
IV: PERFORMANCE TASKS
 
What Are Performance Tasks?
 
Why Should We Use Performance Tasks?
 
How Should We Create Performance Tasks?
 
How Should We Assess Performance Tasks?
 
Final Thoughts
 
V: CHECKLISTS AND RUBRICS
 
What Are Checklists?
 
Why Should We Use Checklists?
 
How Should We Use Checklists?
 
What Are Rubrics?
 
How Should We Use Rubrics?
 
How Can Rubrics Be Used?
 
What is the Checklist-Rubrics Connection?
 
How Do We Create Common Assessments?
 
Final Thoughts
 
VI: METACOGNITIVE STRATEGIES
 
What Is Metacognitive Reflection?
 
Why Should We Use Megacognitive Reflection?
 
How Should We Use Megacognitive Reflection?
 
What Are Learning Logs and Journals?
 
Why Should We Use Learning Logs and Journals?
 
How Should We Assess Learning Logs and Journals?
 
Finals Thoughts
 
VII: GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
 
What Are Graphic Organizers?
 
Why Should We Use Graphic Organizers?
 
How Should Graphic Organizers Be Used For Assessment?
 
Final Thoughts
 
VIII: TEACHER-MADE TESTS
 
What Are Teacher-Made Tests?
 
Why Do We Need Teacher-Made Tests?
 
How Can We Design Better Teacher-Made Tests?
 
Final Thoughts
 
IX: INTERVIEWS AND CONFERENCES
 
What Are Interviews and Conferences?
 
Why Should We Use Interviews and Conferences?
 
How Should We Assess Interviews and Conferences?
 
Final Thoughts
 
Conclusion
 
Resources: Performance-Task Units
 
References
 
Index

Burke has challenged teachers everywhere to raise their standards and design classroom assessments that show evidence of understanding and performance on complex tasks. The expert examples in this book provide teachers a complete road map so that assessment is truly at the heart of instruction.

Diane Ray, Assistant Director for Teacher Leader Development
Professional Association of Georgia Educators

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Kathleen B. Burke

Kay Burke has served as an award-winning classroom teacher and a school administrator, university instructor, and international professional developer. She works with Kay Burke & Associates, LLC, to provide workshops for teachers and administrators in standards-based learning, performance assessment, classroom management, mentoring, and portfolio development. For the past 18 years, Burke has presented at state and national conferences such as ASCD, NSDC, NAESP, NASSP, NMSA, and IRA as well as international conferences in Canada and Australia. She is the author of 10 professional development books and coauthor of a college textbook on... More About Author

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