Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (Josse Bass Higher and Adult Education)
This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels how-to advise on classroom assessment, including:
What classroom assessment entails and how it works.
How to plan, implement, and analyze assessment projects.
Twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects.
Fifty classroom assessment techniques
Step-by-step procedures for administering the techniques
Practical advice on how to analyze your data
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Both more and less than I expected
By R. Kelly Wagner "firstname.lastname@example.org" - October 17, 2001
The rating of 4 stars I'm giving this is a combination of 3 stars and 5 stars. Some of the techniques presented are worth the 5 stars; the lack of actual forms or examples as administered is the 3 stars. There are many examples of each technique, but all are given as narrative descriptions, not as copies of the assessment form or handout.One thing potential buyers should be aware of: THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT GIVING TESTS. If you are looking for how to write tests, how to test your students, how to design exams, try James Popham or something similar. This is a book full of ways to survey your students to determine whether they are ready to learn, whether they are ready to absorb more information, whether they are understanding the material - but not tests. Let me give you examples of the techniques I found immediately useful: Technique #1: Background Knowledge Probe. This is to be given at the first class meeting, to see whether your students know what they're supposed to... read more
Sourcebook Of Best Teaching Techniques
By Richard R. Carlton - July 23, 2002
Although the title is certainly somewhat misleading, this is a good sourcebook of the best teaching techniques culled from a wide range of instructional situations. There is something here for everyone in every situation, elementary ed, high school, community college, and yes, those of us at universities too.I can't imagine many educators who will not find something to improve their teaching effectiveness in this book. A great advantage is that each technique is presented individually so that you can literally pick and choose and then try them out without having to read extensively to understand the potential for each.If you teach (this is my 25th year teaching college), I recommend two books once you have spent a few years at it and want to continue to improve your effectiveness....this one and Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman's "Six Easy Pieces"
A great book to help make you a great teacher
By Stefani Koorey - March 21, 2001
I was lucky enough to be given this wonderful book. It is worth it's weight in gold. It is PACKED with ideas and instruction in the art of assessment (from testing to group response). It is a mammouth book, divided into clear sections with ready-to-use examples for each assessment technique explored. Keep this one by your side as you attempt to deduce if your students have "gotten it." Works for ALL disciplines, including science and math. Try one new assessment technique a week and see what works for you. The book also helps you design your own. My highest recommendation.Dr. Stefani Koorey, Valencia Community College
This second edition offers a practical training guide for college students who serve as leaders, tutors, counselors, or advisors for their peers. This thoroughly revised and updated volume contains a ...