Assessment in Perspective

Focusing on the Reader Behind the Numbers

"We believe this book is a must-have for all educators. It is the perfect guide to maximize the benefit of assessments. It will help us to truly know, understand, and teach all of our children." - Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, from the Foreword

Assessment is an integral part of instruction. For the past decade, the focus on assessment—particularly via high-stakes mandated tests—has shifted away from the classroom and left teachers feeling like they are drowning in data. Assessment is, and needs to be again, much more than a number.

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"We believe this book is a must-have for all educators. It is the perfect guide to maximize the benefit of assessments. It will help us to truly know, understand, and teach all of our children."   - Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, from the Foreword

Assessment is an integral part of instruction. For the past decade, the focus on assessment—particularly via high-stakes mandated tests—has shifted away from the classroom and left teachers feeling like they are drowning in data. Asses...read more

About the Author(s)

Clare Landrigan (left) has been working with her coauthor Tammy Mulligan (right) for the past twenty-three years. They began their work together coteaching an integrated first- and second-grade classroom at the Eliot Pearson Children's School in Medford, Massachusetts.

After finding a career on Wall Street unfulfilling, Tammy Mulligan (pictured, right) volunteered as a reading tutor for elementary students. "After just a few sessions I knew I had found my passion," she says. "I began taking graduate courses at Teachers College at night while I worked at the bank during the day.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Moving Beyond the Numbers: Finding the Stories of Our Readers
Chapter 2: Why Assessment? Why Now?
Chapter 3: Assessment Literacy
Chapter 4: Triangulating Assessment
Chapter 5: Assessing Authentically, Every Day
Chapter 6: The Student's Role in Assessment
Epilogue
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 152 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print Bundle
Year: 2012
Item No: 0964Item No: 0989Item No: B964
ISBN: 978-157110-964-4ISBN: 978-157110-989-7ISBN: 978-15711B-964-4

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