In a time where application of knowledge is a vital student learning outcome, Performance Assessment is absolutely relevant.
West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) April 23, 2015
Learning Sciences International is releasing Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do, by Dr. Susan M. Brookhart, to help educators show students the true purpose and value of their learning with well-designed performance assessment.
In Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do, Brookhart explores four general categories of performance assessment—simple processes, simple products, complex processes, and complex products—and addresses sampling issues and effective application with group work.
Brookhart also brings together practical, research-based information to deepen educators’ understanding of what performance assessment is, what purposes it serves, and ways to design performance tasks to teach and assess learning. She also discusses the use of rubrics to support formative and summative assessment practices.
With real-world recommendations for making performance assessment a routine part of instruction, readers learn how to clearly describe the criteria in tasks and rubrics while keeping the criteria in line with desired learning outcomes.
“In a time where application of knowledge is a vital student learning outcome, Performance Assessment is absolutely relevant,” says Kristen C. Merrell, 2012 Missouri Teacher of the Year. “The alignment to current expectations and practices (Common Core, standards, curricular goals, instructional objectives, and learning targets) only heightens its appeal to the practicing teacher.”
Performance Assessment: Showing What Students Know and Can Do is available for pre-order from the Learning Sciences bookstore. Educators attending Building Expertise 2015, the annual Marzano conference in Orlando, will have a chance to meet Dr. Brookhart, as she will deliver a presentation, "Formative Assessment and Quality Questioning," on Thursday, June 18.
Learning Sciences International, a leading provider of print, web-based, and on-site solutions for professional development and performance management in education, supports schools and educational initiatives in 11 countries, three provinces in Canada, and 40 states in the United States of America. The company currently serves 427 school districts; 5,575 school buildings; 311,000 teachers; and more than 4 million students in the United States alone. To request an interview with Dr. Brookhart, email mappleby(at)learningsciences(dot)com. For more information about the company, visit LearningSciences.com.