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Making Assessment Work for Everyone: How to Build on Student Strengths

Making Assessment Work for Everyone: How to Build on Student Strengths

This book is designed to help teachers create assessments sensitive to the diverse sociocultural factors that students bring to classrooms today. Attention is given to diversity in language and culture, as well as gender and ethnicity, as factors in the construction of assessments of student classroom learning. According to the authors of this website it is meant to help teachers-
1)Understand the essential characteristics of good assessment, 2)
Uncover the strengths and cultural perspectives of diverse learners, 3)
Create or select classroom assessments that meet high standards as well as support and reveal the learning of every child, 4)
Increase awareness of potential sources of bias and inequity in assessments, and 5)
Use strategies to improve inequitable ssessments

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Douglas Baur
Douglas Baur (Student)
11 years ago
This is an excellent in-depth presentation on the subject of providing the proper type of assessment for the culturally diverse classroom. The examples used in the section on teacher preparation of assessment were easy to follow. The six-trait model made a lot of sense. Overall this is an exhaustive and comprehensive presentation of developing the proper type of assessment for the culturally diverse classroom.