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By Phyllis Jones, Judy Carr

Irrespective of what number occasions you weigh a pig, all you examine is how a lot it weighs. in an effort to examine anything else, you would like a distinct overview. This good ebook explains how well-constructed checks supply info that's necessary to the advance of studying possibilities for all scholars. The textual content comprises contributions from lecturers and instructor educators, lecture room vignettes, and substitute methods which were confirmed precious in assessing the desires of quite a lot of scholars.

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Through student responses to these prompt questions, teachers are offered a unique perspective of how individual students are making meaning of problem-solving strategies already taught in class. Students are being asked to ref lect upon the application of such strategies in a particular learning context. Over time, as the teacher collects a series of these, a more comprehensive picture of student performance on standards relative to problem-solving is achieved. The Role of Rubrics in Performance-Based Assessment Rubric formats based on standards-based objectives can also be used as an effective assessment tool in a child-centered elementary classroom.

220). The purpose of using any form of assessment is to provide clarity about the learner’s strengths and to inform the teacher about any area of growth that may need attention. Assessment not only provides an understanding of the learner’s needs, it is also about informing teachers about how their instruction and the curriculum are evolving. Assessing the achievement performance of the elementary child is a complex task because the child is ever changing, building upon prior knowledge as new information is gained.

Culturally responsive instructional practices are defined in this chapter as the type of teaching that is tailored according to how students’ culture and language affect their understanding and learning. Assessment is an integral part of this instructional practice. To educators, assessment concerning students who are CLD involves not only collecting data on their performance, but also gathering information on how students’ learning is affected by their culture and language and using it to tailor instruction and assessment to the individual student.

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