Tests who us what learners know, but well-designed performance assessment
goes much further. It shows students the true purpose and value of their
learning. It allows them to do something with their knowledge, transferring
concepts and skills to situations beyond the ones in which they were learned.
In Performance Assessment:
Showing What Students Know and Can Do, educational consultant, professional
developer and author Susan M. Brookhart, PhD, shares her expertise on the topic
of classroom performance assessment, bringing together practical, research-based
information to deepen educators’ understanding of:
Readers learn how to clearly describe the criteria in tasks and
rubrics while keeping the criteria in line with desired learning outcomes.
Brookhart explores four general categories of performance assessment – simple
processes, simple products, complex processes and complex products – and
addresses sampling issues and effective application with group work. The book
then provides real-world recommendations for making performance assessment a
routine part of instruction.
Teachers will find it even easier
to implement the groundbreaking ideas presented in this resource with the Performance Assessment Quick Reference Guide (LSM7375), a full-colour,
laminated reference guide providing at-a-glance information ideal for use in