Assessment in Support of Instruction and Learning:: Bridging the Gap Between Large-Scale and Classroom Assessment - Workshop Report

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Assessment in Support of Instruction and Learning is the summary of a National Research Council workshop convened to examine the gap between external and classroom assessment. This report discusses issues associated with designing an assessment system that meets the demands of public accountability and, at the same time, improves the quality of the education that students receive day by day. This report focuses on assessment that addresses both accountability and learning.

  

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Contents

2 The Criteria in Context
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3 The Nature of the Gap
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4 Some International Examples
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5 Assessment to Improve Learning
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6 Concluding Thoughts and Possible Next Steps
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References
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APPENDIXES
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APPENDIX B Workshop Participants
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APPENDIX C Resources for Further Information
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