- Hardcover: 268 pages
- Publisher: Solution Tree (July 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1934009067
- ISBN-13: 978-1934009062
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16 x 2.5 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,288,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ahead of the Curve: The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning (Leading Edge (Solution Tree)) Hardcover – Jul 2008
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Ahead of the Curve Ahead of the Curve provides a comprehensive view of the challenges of assessmentfrom a classroom, system, and leadership standpointand examines the many perspectives of effective assessment design and implementation. The distinguished contributors to this volume support the premise that the fundamental purpose of assessment is not to rate, rank, and sort students, but rather to provide meaningful ... Full description
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You would think a book about "Transforming teaching and learning through assessment." would have some examples of schools who have done just that.
I wonder what a teacher's gradebook would look like under this "Transformed System"? Can't see from this book. No examples. What gradebook system would a transformed school use? I'm none the wiser.
I wonder how the schools that have done this have transformed their results? No schools mentioned or used as an examples.
The chapter I found most frustrating was the one that suggested we should not use a 100 point scale, we should use a 4 or 5 point scale we make up ourselves. We'd then define all achievement on standards against this scale that we made up rather than use %. This will transform assessment!!!
Show me how.
Disappointed as I love the format of "Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap" and "Learning by Doing" which were by the same publisher. These had the right blend of theory and practical examples from real schools that had actually "transformed" their results.