A Pig Don't Get Fatter the More You Weigh it: Classroom Assessments That Work

A Pig Don't Get Fatter the More You Weigh it: Classroom Assessments That Work

By: Rosemarie Ataya (editor), Judy F. Carr (editor), Phyllis Jones (editor)Paperback

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No matter how many times you weigh a pig, all you learn is how much it weighs. If you want to learn something else, you need a different assessment. This sensible book demonstrates the power of classroom assessments to improve both teaching and learning. In clear, straightforward language, the authors explain how well-constructed assessments provide data that is essential to the development of learning opportunities for all students, regardless of their backgrounds. This is an insightful overview of a subject that has, until now, generated far more heat than light. With contributions from teachers and teacher educators, this pragmatic book features: a highly readable overview of a subject that is often over-complicated; concise chapters, illustrated with vignettes from real life in the classroom; directions for integrating assessment results, curriculum expectations, and individual student's learning needs; alternative approaches that have been proven to be useful in assessing the needs of a wide range of students; and, examples of successful collaborations among school staff, based on assessment results, in creating cultures that support teachers and learners.

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About Author

Phyllis Jones is Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Rosemarie L. Ataya is Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, and Judy F. Carr is Co-Director of the Center for Curriculum Renewal and teaches part time at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780807747544
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780807747544
  • weight: 236
  • ISBN10: 0807747548

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