Informal Classroom Assessment Strategies for Teachers

Informal Classroom Assessment Strategies for Teachers

By: George R. Taylor (author)Paperback

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Standardized tests do not always provide a complete picture of a student's strengths and weaknesses, particularly individuals with disabilities. This book highlights the rationale, construction, use, and evaluation of informal assessment techniques. A model is included for school personnel to follow. Teachers, counselors, and others will find this model for informally assessing students to be helpful in understanding the various learning styles of children and to develop functional curricula. Chapters cover observational techniques, analyzing and evaluating informal assessment data, communicating results, and grading. Useful appendixes include Observation Checklist, A Sample Rubric Assessment Sheet, and Learning Outcomes and Informal Methods of Evaluation. These assessment tools will be particularly helpful of beginning teachers in developing questioning techniques to promote critical thinking.

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George R. Taylor is professor and head of the Department of Special Education at Coppin State College and Core Faculty at the Union Institute.


Chapter 1 Informal Assessment Strategies for Teachers Chapter 2 Observational Techniques Chapter 3 Developing Objective Types of Test Items Chapter 4 Preparing Pupils for Informal Tests Chapter 5 Performance Assessment Chapter 6 Assessing Learning Styles Chapter 7 Analyzing and Evaluating Informal Assessment Data Chapter 8 Communicating Assessment Data to Parents Chapter 9 Instructional Use of Assessment Data Chapter 10 Grading Using Informal Assessment Chapter 11 Assessing Individuals with Disabilities Chapter 12 Concluding Remarks Chapter 13 Appendix A: Observation Checklist Chapter 14 Appendix B: A Sample Rubric Assessment Sheet Chapter 15 Appendix C: Learning Outcomes and Informal Methods of Evaluation

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/12/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780810845084
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780810845084
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 0810845083

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