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Author Darling-Hammond, Linda, 1951-

Title Authentic assessment in action : studies of schools and students at work / Linda Darling-Hammond, Jacqueline Ancess, and Beverly Falk ; [foreword by Theodore R. Sizer]
Published New York : Teachers College Press, [1995]


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 W'PONDS  379.154 Dar/Aai  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Series on school reform
Series on school reform.
Contents Ch. 1. Authentic Assessment in Context: The Motivation for Change -- Ch. 2. Graduation by Portfolio at Central Park East Secondary School -- Ch. 3. The Senior Project at Hodgson Vocational Technical High School -- Ch. 4. Collaborative Learning and Assessment at International High School -- Ch. 5. The Primary Language Record at P.S. 261 -- Ch. 6. The Bronx New School: Weaving Assessment into the Fabric of Teaching and Learning -- Ch. 7. Making Assessment Work for Students and Schools
Summary Authentic Assessment in Action: Studies of Schools and Students at Work examines, through case studies of elementary and secondary schools, how five schools have developed "authentic," performance-based assessments of students' learning, and how this work has interacted with and influenced the teaching and learning experiences students encounter in school. This important and timely book reveals the changing dynamics of classroom life as it moves from more traditional pedagogy to one that asks students to master intellectual and practical skills that are eminently transferable to "real-life" social settings and workplaces. This book will be important reading for practitioners, professors, and researchers of curriculum and instruction and educational policy and will serve as a supplementary text in pre- and in-service courses in elementary and secondary curriculum development, curriculum and teaching, school organizations, educational leadership, educational policy and implementation
Analysis Schools Assessment
United States
Schools Assessment
United States
Notes "National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-274) and index
Subject Competency-based education -- United States -- Case studies.
Educational evaluation -- United States -- Case studies.
Author Ancess, Jacqueline, 1943-
Falk, Beverly.
Columbia University. Teachers College. National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching.
LC no. 94046491
ISBN 0807734381 (paper : acid-free paper)
080773439X (cloth : acid-free paper)