Drawing on Dr. Weber's widely acknowledged expertise in authentic assessment, this book helps make assessment more relevant to students and their world by showing how teachers can assess students' genuine abilities while motivating their development. This unique approach combines student interest and abilities and curriculum goals within authentic assessment activities. Readers will find practical strategies and hands-on activities as well as the most current learning theories and assessment alternatives based on concepts of multiple intelligence. The practical assessment tools presented can be adapted to multiple ways of assessing student abilities in every discipline. Major sections present (I) collaborative assessment practices, (II) authentic assessment practices, including both portfolios and assessment in traditional settings, and (III) expanded assessment activities, including discussions of active learning, myths about traditional testing, and communicating students' progress toward specific goals. For educators and others interested in better ways to assess students' abilities and progress
The author uses a student-centered instructional approach to examine assumptions about assessment and develop strategies for assessment based on collaborative practices, authentic assessment practices, and active learning practices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.