A Practical Guide to Alternative Assessment

A Practical Guide to Alternative Assessment

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Reviews the purposes of assessment, and provides a rationale for the development of alternative forms for measuring student achievement.When grades or points are assigned by comparing studentsa#39; relative status, such as, a#39;Mariaa#39;s essay was better than the class averagea#39;, aquot; aquot;Garya#39;s video was among the best in the class, aquot; ... For example, children who score aquot;averageaquot; in reading readiness demonstrate behaviors typical for their age or grade level. ... Benchmarks for 5th grade mathematics problem solving will differ from those for the 7th grade.

Title:A Practical Guide to Alternative Assessment
Author:Joan L. Herman, Pamela R. Aschbacher, Lynn Winters
Publisher:Assn for Supervision & Curriculum - 1992-01-01


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