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A Critical Guide to Alternative Assessment



June 1999 | 208 pages | Corwin
This book is intended to help educators in developing and implementing assessment systems to recognize the many options available for consideration. The author promotes reconsideration of testing assumptions, approaches, and their implications by educators and the educational measurement community, including the intended audience - measurement researchers and students.
 
PART ONE: ASSESSMENT, THE ENGINE AND ODOMETER OF REFORM
 
Trends and Contexts
 
Paradigms
 
Purposes
 
Scoring
 
Equity
 
PART TWO: EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENTS
 
Emily Dickinson's Literacy Portfolios
 
LEAP's Curriculum-Based Assessment of Integrated Curriculum Units
 
Walden III's Rite of Passage Experience (ROPE)
 
Eagle's Wing Projects
 
Pan Terra's Learning Contracts
 
PART THREE: THE PORTFOLIO PLANNER

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Linda S. Mabry

Linda Mabry is a faculty member at Washington State University specializing in program evaluation, student assessment, and research and evaluation methodology. She currently serves as president of the Oregon Program Evaluation Network and on the editorial board for Studies in Educational Evaluation. She has served in a variety of leadership positions for the American Evaluation Association, including the Board of Directors, chair of the Task Force on Educational Accountability, and chair of the Theories of Evaluation topical interest group. She has also served n the Board of Trustees for the National Center for the Improvement of... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803966116
$ 38.95