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Education is confronted with continual curriculum changes at all levels, from school to higher education. Teachers play an important role as key agents of curriculum change, and can contribute to the successful and dynamic development of curriculum if the
The moment is right for critical reflection on what has been assumed to be a core part of schooling. In Ungrading, fifteen educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless. Some contributors are new to the practice and some have been engaging in it for decades. Some are in humanities and social sciences, some in STEM fields. Some are in higher education, but some are the K-12 pioneers who led the way. Based on rigorous and replicated research, this is the first book to show why and how faculty who wish to focus on learning, rather than sorting or judging, might proceed. It includes honest reflection on what makes ungrading challenging, and testimonials about what makes it transformative.
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In this classic introduction to educational and psychological measurement, Thorndike and Thorndike-Christ provide all of the pertinent information future professionals need to know in order to develop the skills to use test information wisely. Incorporating standard measurement concepts as they apply to both educational and psychological assessments, the new eighth edition continues to provide a technically rigorous treatment of the core issues in measurement in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand presentation. In preparing students to become independent users of test information, it describes problems in measurement, explains how these problems are approached and solved, surveys a broad range of sources, and provides guidance in how to find, evaluate, and use information about specific tests. The new eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education includes increased coverage of No Child Left Behind, extended coverage of the role of ethics in tests, and a new chapter on advanced topics in testing. Part Two of the book has been reorganized to clarify concepts and the book as a whole has been streamlined and updated to include the most current research and testing information. Intended for use in undergraduate or graduate level introductory courses in psychological and educational measurement, Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education focuses on basic issues in measurement provides a general overview that is not overly specialized.
For Test and Measurement courses. Also appropriate as a supplement in an Educational Psychology or Teaching Methods course where assessment is given more than cursory treatment. This brief, inexpensive text focuses on how to write, construct, and use assessments in the classroom. It continues to take a balanced approach to assessment, involving both traditional and innovative techniques. It includes the development and use of written tests, informal assessments, portfolios, and performance assessments. This balanced approach to assessment is what prospective teachers need when they get into the classroom.
Embodying advances in cognitive psychology since the publication of Bloom's taxonomy, this revision of that framework is designed to help teachers understand and implement standards-based curriculums as well as facilitate constructing and analyzing their own. A revision only in the sense that it builds on the original framework, it is a completely new manuscript in both text and organization. Its two-dimensional framework interrelates knowledge with the cognitive processes students use to gain and work with knowledge. Together, these define the goals, curriculum standards, and objectives students are expected to learn. The framework facilitates the exploration of curriculums from four perspectives-what is intended to be taught, how it is to be taught, how learning is to be assessed, and how well the intended aims, instruction and assessments are aligned for effective education. This "revisited" framework allows you to connect learning from all these perspectives.
This easy-to-use guide identifies and addresses the areas where most students need help with exam preparation & performance and provides straightforward, practical tips and solutions that will enable you to assess and then improve your performance and get better results - and better grades!
For undergraduate and graduate courses in Special Education Assessment A practical, applied approach to assessing learners with special needs from early childhood through transition Assessing Learners with Special Needs: An Applied Approach, Seventh Edition provides readers with a practical, step-by-step approach to learning about the complex procedures of the assessment process. Integrated cases help facilitate reader comprehension of difficult concepts. Practice exercises provide an opportunity for readers to monitor their progress.
Clinical legal education (CLE) is a springboard for entry into legal practice, preparing students for the professional challenges they will face after completing their studies and embarking on their legal careers. In her eight years of conducting research on CLE in South African universities, the author has found that the most urgent needs are in the area of student assessment. Designing a curriculum with assessable content is therefore essential for clinicians who, in certifying students' capabilities, are the gatekeepers to practice. This book identifies curriculum requirements across a number of jurisdictions, and proposes a menu of assessment methods, which may enhance the choices of assessment methodologies available to South African university law clinics. It also covers the setting of parameters for assessment, grading, grade descriptors and moderation systems, and discusses different forms of tests, assignments, essay- and oral-examinations, as well as self- and peer-evaluation, peer editing, case portfolios, and trial advocacy skills. The book addresses challenges such as clinicians' heavy workloads and differing levels of experience in supervision and assessment. It discusses challenges students face and presents solutions enabling clinicians to help them depending on their individual experience and needs. Also discussed are the potential conflicts between the needs of students and those of the local community being served by the law clinic. Although the aim of this book is to find appropriate assessment methods for CLE, the effectiveness of an assessment programme can only be determined when measured against a curriculum. The proposed curriculum is therefore measured against the identified assessment criteria. CLE Lecturers can download assessment forms, checklists and rubrics from the Juta Law website - visit https://juta.co.za/support-material/detail/clinical-legal-education for details.
How to Assess Your Students provides classroom practitioners with concise, practical guidance on a perennially important issue which remains central to teaching success. Written by a former teacher and expert within teacher education and assessment for learning, it leads readers through the assessment journey - from what it means and its practical implementation, through to making successful use of data to inform students' learning. The book: - Explains the essentials of assessment, including (a) the features of assessment culture in the classroom and (b) strategies to develop a formative assessment culture in classrooms - Provides practical guidance on how to prepare effective assessment activities and tasks - Shows how we can learn from assessment data, and use it to provide students with helpful, constructive feedback - Empowers teachers to feel confident in using assessment as a progressive tool, helping them to make proactive decisions about student learning and progress.
Designed for classroom and independent study, our Revise Key Stage 2 Revision Guides provide simple, brilliantly smart support to Year 6 learners preparing for the National Curriculum tests. Features include: One-topic-per-page format that helps students revise more quickly, without the hassle Coverage of all topics included in the new National Curriculum tests 'Now try this' exam-style practice questions let students test their understanding of a topic and improve their exam technique Visual explanations of key concepts help students revise quickly and recall important information Reminders of concepts and skills in an interesting, accessible and easily-digestible way Simple structure makes it easy to follow, with write-in features that help children 'own' the books.
Our revision resources are the smart choice for those revising for externally assessed component in the Enterprise BTEC Tech Award. This book contains four full-length practice assessments, helping you to: Prepare by familiarising yourself with the structure and process for completing your assessment Practice by writing responses straight into the book Perfect your external assessment skills, with targeted hints, guidance and support for every question, along with answers. Revision is more than Practice Assessments! Make sure you have revised all the essential content for this unit and know what good responses look like with the accompanying Revise BTEC Tech Award Enterprise Revision Guide. Look out for links to the Revision Guide for further information as you work through these practice assessments.
The development of an enabling and socially just learning environment in schools does not relate only to teaching and learning but also to assessment of and for learning. Of particular importance is the provision of assessment opportunities for learners with physical, sensory and neurological disabilities or specific learning difficulties. Guidelines for assessment adaptation focuses on assessment adaptations and methods of assessment (special concessions) for learners who experience reading and writing difficulties that prevent them from giving a true reflection of their acquired knowledge and skills in classroom tests and examinations. Guidelines for assessment adaptation provides a general and useful framework for assessment in an inclusive environment. It discusses the support of learners with language and other difficulties and gives specific techniques for adapting assessments to assist them. Contents include the following: Principles of assessment; Specific learning difficulties; Curriculum adaptation; Identifying barriers to assessment; Description of assessment adaptations; Administrative procedures for assessment adaptations. Guidelines for assessment adaptation is aimed at all educators facing the challenge of assessing learners with disabilities and learning difficulties fairly.
Our revision resources are the smart choice for those revising for AQA GCSE (9-1) Combined Science: Trilogy. This book will help you to: prepare for your exams by engaging with a wide range of AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy question types understand what a good exam answer looks like and how to write one of your own thanks to hints and tips from markers and older students improve your exam technique with activities that go beyond simply answering the question simplify your revision by writing straight into the book just as you would in an exam.
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This study work guide has been compiled to help learners understand and grasp all aspects of the novel and use of language in Finders Keepers, the prescribed novel for Grade 10 English First Additional Language. This study work guide has been compiled to the requirements of CAPS and all important aspects relating to the novel have been covered – in accessible language. The story is about Lufuno leaving Jozi to start a new life in Cape Town. She is bullied at school because of her Venda heritage. She develops a friendship with a Xhosa chief's son.
This study work guide forms part of a series. It is not only a guide in which the novel is discussed, but also a workbook in which learners can make notes. This provides revision for exams and tests. This study work guide supplements the prescribed text Finders Keepers.
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This book shows how to design an effective assessment system that accurately reflects student learning and motivates students to meet learning objectives.
The South African curriculum has experienced many changes since 1994. There was outcomes-based education (also known as Curriculum 2005), then the Revised National Curriculum Statements, followed by the National Curriculum Statements (NCS). In January 2012, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) were introduced to replace the NCS. All these changes have been confusing to the average teacher, with the assessment of the young learner being particularly challenging. Assessment in the Foundation Phase guides teachers and student teachers towards understanding assessment as a means for ensuring that learners have attained the necessary outcomes, and doing it effectively for optimal teaching and learning. Assessment in the Foundation Phase sets out recommended techniques and tools to assess learners' knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, and applies these to all subjects prescribed by CAPS. Its goal is to inspire teachers to prepare learners to meet the challenges of future learning through quality assessment and in so doing, support learners in gaining the capacity for lifelong learning. A chapter on e-assessment introduces a useful perspective on this burgeoning field. Assessment in the Foundation Phase is aimed at teachers and student teachers. Reda Davin was a senior lecturer and programme manager in BEd (ECD), PGCE (ECD) and Foundation Phase progammes for 31 years. She holds a DEd degree and MDiac in play therapy and is the Head of Department: Foundation Phase Teacher Training at AROS in Pretoria. She is the editor and co-author of four books on early childhood teaching. Mariana Naude is a lecturer in mathematics for undergraduate student teachers (Foundation Phase) at Aros in Pretoria She is the co-editor of various text books published by Van Schaik Publishers, including Teaching Foundation Phase mathematics: a guide for South African students and teachers and Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase.
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