Written for pre-service teacher candidates who have little or no classroom experience, Rick Stiggins’ more than one award-winning and market-leading text focuses squarely on preparing new teachers to assess students in classrooms, providing them with their initial orientation to classroom assessment and to the challenges they’re going to face in monitoring student learning, in the use of the assessment process, and its results to benefit their students. The text clearly instructs teaching candidates on how to gather dependable evidence of student learning the use of quality assessments and how to use those assessments to strengthen and to certify student learning. The book has an exceptionally strong focus on integrating assessment with instruction through student involvement in the assessment process; it is clearly the most non-technical and hands on practical orientation to assessment validity and reliability yet developed. It offers five easy-to-take note keys to effective classroom assessment practice that any teacher can discover ways to apply. The presentation covers the full range of classroom assessment methods, when and how to use them and how to communicate results in ways that strengthen learning. Examples and models are offered across grade levels and schools subjects to assist candidates in learning these things. The remedy of student-involved assessment, record keeping, and communication as an instructional intervention is a unique entity of the text. Specific assessment strategies are offered during for helping students see the learning target from the beginning and then watch themselves move progressively close through the years until they achieve ultimate learning success. Showing how to use assessment to appropriately reflect student achievement and how to benefit–not merely grade–student learning, the text examines the full spectrum of assessment topics, from articulating targets, through developing quality assessments and communicating results effectively.
An Introduction to Student-Involved Assessment FOR Learning (6th Edition)