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From: Patricia Faiveley ([email protected])
Date: Sat Mar 02 2002 - 23:55:36 EST

  • Next message: JanSarley: "[Teacher-talkinquiry] inquiry time line"

    Hi Rhonda: 

         Assessment is always one of the last bastions for new teachers to get a handle on.  You are so busy preparing lessons, meeting standards and controlling a class that assessment sometimes gets away.  There are many good courses on assessment these days and you will find it moving towards portfolios, and authentic assessment in terms of projects, student presentations, student summaries.  With cooperative learning that is utilized in inquiry education, the assessment is built into the project.  Each group has to keep a written record, report findings, conference with the teacher and make presentations to other students and adults.  This is true assessment.  Having a student teach a concept to another student is another way to assess knowledge.  If we can teach it , we know it.  Unfortunately the states are buying into the standardized testing as the measure simply because it is standard and can be benchmarked.  Standardized testing realldoesn't test much except children's ability to take tests.  Keep looking for those alternative methods.  Good Luck, Patricia Faiveley , Scottsdale, Az

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