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Examinations & assessment

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Assessing Deeper Learning Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks

Assessing Deeper Learning Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks

Author: Douglas G. Wren, Christopher R. Gareis Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

Deeper learning has been defined as the skills and knowledge that students must possess to succeed in 21st century jobs and civic life (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 2013). Assessing Deeper Learning: Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks examines the role of performance assessment to facilitate student attainment of the core competencies of deeper learning. The book details a journey that a large school district undertook to create a system of performance tasks designed to assess students' proficiency in critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication. Chapters devoted to the development and implementation of the district's high-quality performance tasks and rubrics highlight successes and lessons learned during the journey. Additional chapters focus on such topics as types of performance assessments, instructional methods that promote student engagement and deeper learning, policy, and how teacher leaders can drive this innovation to serve the teaching, learning, assessment, and accountability needs of schools. Assessing Deeper Learning: Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks was written for teachers, administrators, superintendents, and policy makers to better understand the challenges and opportunities afforded by using performance assessment to promote deeper learning.

Assessment in Health Professions Education

Assessment in Health Professions Education

Author: Rachel (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Yudkowsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Assessment in Health Professions Education, 2nd Edition, provides a comprehensive guide for educators in the health professions-medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied health fields. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated by leaders in the field. Part I of the book presents an introduction to assessment fundamentals and their theoretical underpinnings from the perspective of the health professions. Part II covers specific assessment methods, with a focus on validity, best practices, challenges, and practical guidelines for the effective implementation of successful assessment programs. Part III addresses special topics and recent innovative approaches, including narrative assessment, situational judgment tests, programmatic assessment, mastery learning settings, and the Key Features approach. This accessible text addresses the essential concepts for the health professions educator and provides the background needed to understand, interpret, develop, and effectively implement assessment methods.

Assessment Policy Reform

Assessment Policy Reform

Author: Tina (UCL Institute of Education, UK) Isaacs Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2019

This book highlights the impact of policy and politics on assessment across the globe. With contributions from England, the Irish Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Wales, it explores state-led assessment policies and practices that have been the subject of much debate. We are experiencing a shift from using assessments - especially national tests - as measurement instruments designed to produce information, to a reliance on tests to influence policy and instruction. Once tests become high stakes - for students, teachers, and schools - even those that might have been reasonable monitors of educational success can lose dependability and credibility. However, not all countries' assessment policies follow the same model and the contributors explore and analyse a range of different national (and supra-national) assessment policy approaches and perspectives. The chapters identify the impetus behind changing assessment policies and practices and analyse ways forward and innovative approaches. Readers can draw their own conclusions about which model(s) can provide the best outcomes for learners - surely the most important part of the equation. This book was originally published as a special issue of Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice.

Integrating Assessment into Early Language Learning and Teaching

Integrating Assessment into Early Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Danijela Prosic-Santovac Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2019

Assessment in Health Professions Education

Assessment in Health Professions Education

Author: Rachel (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Yudkowsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

Assessment in Health Professions Education, second edition, provides a comprehensive guide for educators in the health professions-medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health fields. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated by leaders in the field. Part I of the book presents an introduction to assessment fundamentals and their theoretical underpinnings from the perspective of the health professions. Part II covers specific assessment methods, with a focus on validity, best practices, challenges, and practical guidelines for the effective implementation of successful assessment programs. Part III addresses special topics and recent innovative approaches, including narrative assessment, situational judgment tests, programmatic assessment, mastery learning settings, and the key features approach. This accessible text addresses the essential concepts for the health professions educator and provides the background needed to understand, interpret, develop, and effectively implement assessment methods.

Assessing Deeper Learning Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks

Assessing Deeper Learning Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks

Author: Douglas G. Wren, Christopher R. Gareis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Deeper learning has been defined as the skills and knowledge that students must possess to succeed in 21st century jobs and civic life (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 2013). Assessing Deeper Learning: Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks examines the role of performance assessment to facilitate student attainment of the core competencies of deeper learning. The book details a journey that a large school district undertook to create a system of performance tasks designed to assess students' proficiency in critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication. Chapters devoted to the development and implementation of the district's high-quality performance tasks and rubrics highlight successes and lessons learned during the journey. Additional chapters focus on such topics as types of performance assessments, instructional methods that promote student engagement and deeper learning, policy, and how teacher leaders can drive this innovation to serve the teaching, learning, assessment, and accountability needs of schools. Assessing Deeper Learning: Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks was written for teachers, administrators, superintendents, and policy makers to better understand the challenges and opportunities afforded by using performance assessment to promote deeper learning.

MEISR (TM) Manual Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships

MEISR (TM) Manual Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships

Author: R. A. McWilliam, Naomi Younggren, Tania Boavida, Cami Stevenson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

The Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR (TM)) measures the extent to which young children age 0 to 3 participate in their everyday routines, which is an assessment of functioning. The MEISR tool is a 24-page consumable form sold in packs of 5. Young children grow and learn when they participate fully in everyday routines and activities. Assess this critical dimension of child development with the MEISR (TM), an easy-to-use tool for creating a profile of the functional behaviors of children from birth to 3 years of age. A rich learning opportunity for both families and professionals-and an ideal starting point for talking to parents about their child's functioning-the MEISR helps build an understanding of a child's engagement, independence, and social relationships within the context of 14 common family routines. Completed by caregivers and easy to use with them during home visits, the MEISR helps paint a picture of the child's functional abilities and highlights future learning opportunities. In this comprehensive MEISR manual, you'll discover how to: * introduce the MEISR to families * implement and score the MEISR * interpret results accurately * review the MEISR with families and develop individualized intervention priorities * integrate the Routines-Based Interview (RBI) with the MEISR * use results of the MEISR to inform federal child outcome reporting * monitor your program's effectiveness with the help of data from the MEISR Make the MEISR a part of your early intervention program, and you'll have a powerful tool that helps families enhance natural learning opportunities and support their child's engagement.

Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR (TM)), Set

Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR (TM)), Set

Author: R.A. McWilliam, Naomi Younggren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

The Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR) measures the extent to which young children age 0 to 3 participate in their everyday routines, which is an assessment of functioning. The MEISR tool is a 24-page consumable form sold in packs of 5.

Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR (TM))

Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR (TM))

Author: R.A. McWilliam, Naomi Younggren, Cami Stevenson, Tania Boavida Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

The Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR (TM)) measures the extent to which young children age 0 to 3 participate in their everyday routines, which is an assessment of functioning. The MEISR tool is a 24-page consumable form sold in packs of 5.

Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment Practices in Higher Education

Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment Practices in Higher Education

Author: Christopher Ewart Dann Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Considering the permeation of various mobile and internet technologies into daily life, their extension into the context of learning and work is unsurprising. With a global push in universities to blend and deepen their learning and delivery methods, effective application of mobile and internet technologies is essential for the promotion of student success. Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment Practices in Higher Education is a comprehensive scholarly book that aims to explore the current impact of mobile technologies and the use of video capture via mobile devices on the learning and assessment of students in higher education, particularly where practical performance examples of their work are required as evidence of attaining competence. Featuring a wide range of topics such as course development, teacher evaluation, and higher education, this book is ideal for deans, educators, academicians, educational administrators, curriculum developers, researchers, students, and higher education professionals.