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Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers

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How well are college student learning? How effectively are faculty teaching? Teachers themselves are the closest observers of learning as it takes place in their classrooms--and thus have the opportunity to become the most effective assessors and improvers of their own teaching. But in order for teaching to improve, teachers must first be able to discover when they are off ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 12th 1993 by Jossey-Bass (first published 1988)
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Sep 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book purports to give ideas on how to get feedback on what, how much, and how well students are learning. Tips include thinking through and assessing your personal teaching goals, and then creating assessments to achieve those ends. Chapter 2 presents a worksheet that helps you to identify the goals most pertinent to your teaching style. As the book points out, you can't know if your students have reached the learning goals you had hoped if you have not clearly articulated your goals at lea ...more
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An amazing, eye-opening book assigned to me by a graduate course. Put into practice throughout the semester, I saw intellectual and personal growth in my students I had never seen, and even an increasing awareness of the need of their participation in our learning community. Without a doubt, this has been my most successful year of chemistry teaching ever and I do believe it had to do with this book.

It was a little intimidating at first, but for those of us secondary teachers who find some of t
Shifting Phases
Feb 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not what I was looking for. Seems to be well-thought-out and comprehensive, but the academic writing and drawn-out descriptions prevent it from being a fast read, or an effective reference in which I could look up an answer to a particular question.
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Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I marked this book as 'read', but you never really finish reading this book.
Use it as a reference manual for classroom assessment ideas.
Keep in mind that classroom assessment techniques can be adapted for the online classroom.
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
We are using this book as part of a course on assessment in engineering education. It is a great source for creating and experimenting with formative assessment in the classroom. There are many ideas for assessment in this book which I would not have come across otherwise.
Great resource for assessment activities. Well-organized and breaks down how to use each assessment as well as the pros and cons.
Jan 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great tips for classroom activities. Whenever I've got two long hours to fill, I can always find an idea in here.
Aug 23, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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This has a nice collection of clearly defined techniques, like design patterns.
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