There's no one way to assess student learning. And as the cries for accountability continue to increase, it's absolutely essential that we be acquainted with all the different assessment tools available to us. This book puts these tools at your disposal.Put to the Testis an all-in-one resource for detailed explanations of the full range of assessment techniques that effectively monitor learning. It provides not only step-by-step procedures for a standards-based approach to classroom assessment, but also lots of different strategies for aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment. You'll discover everything you need to know about the development and use of:
  • Performance tasks
  • Scoring guides
  • Interviews
  • Observations
  • Selected-response test items
  • Portfolios
Best of all, examples from across the curriculum and across the grades demonstrate how each form of assessment can be easily implemented.

Pre-service and in-service teachers, principals, and staff developers will welcome the book's practicality. School administrators will find it an excellent resource to guide and support teachers who are looking for effective assessment systems.