Beyond Testing: Seven Assessments of Students and Schools by Deborah Meier,Matthew Knoester

By Deborah Meier,Matthew Knoester

The authors of this well timed booklet argue essentially advanced problem—how to evaluate the information of a child—cannot be decreased to an easy try ranking. Beyond Testing describes seven kinds of review which are more beneficial than standardized try out effects: (1) pupil self-assessments, (2) direct instructor observations of scholars and their paintings, (3) descriptive stories of the kid, (4) examining and math interviews with kids, (5) portfolios and public safety of scholar paintings, (6) college reports and observations by means of outdoor execs, and (7) tuition forums and city conferences. those checks are extra sincere approximately what we will and can't find out about children’s wisdom, talents, and inclinations, and are extra adaptable to various academic missions. Readers can evaluate and distinction each one process and make educated judgements approximately what's superb for his or her school.

“Many humans have wondered,‘If now not standardized checking out, then what?’ listed below are the answers.”
Diane Ravitch, big apple University

“This is a great advent to possible choices to present overview practices. hugely recommended!”
David C. Berliner, Regent's Professor Emeritus at Arizona nation college and bestselling author

“All mom and dad, educators, and politicians have to learn this book.”
Wayne Au, editor, Rethinking Schools

“Beyond Testing is an exceptional booklet that are supposed to be hired by way of academics and directors today.”
Carl A. Grant, college of Wisconsin–Madison

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