Brain-Compatible Assessments

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SAGE Publications, Jan 24, 2007 - Education - 136 pages
′Real learning is deeply personal. It requires that learners participate meaningfully in the ideas and subjects that they explore as they shape and reshape what they know and want to know. Diane Ronis has written a book that brings coherence and intelligence to understanding how to assess such learning.′¨From the Foreword by Renate Nummela Caine and Geoffrey CaineGive students a clear roadmap for future success!Each student, unique in his or her ability to learn, acquires processes, and demonstrates knowledge individually. Building upon this premise, Diane Ronis, a recognized expert in brain-compatible learning and assessment, goes beyond the world of standardized testing to show educators how to build and use targeted assessments based on the latest neuroscientific research.Updated to reflect recent findings about how the brain learns, Brain-Compatible Assessments, Second Edition, provides readers with revised tools for assessing achievement in ways that allow for brain differences within any classroom setting. Showing teachers how to construct or design rubrics that are based on standards and reflect principles of brain-compatible learning, this second edition:Applies brain research to improve formative and summative assessment in the classroomProvides how-to′s for constructing top quality rubricsIncorporates technologyEducators will discover how to effectively apply practical high-level assessments in a standards-based environment to help all students realize their potential and succeed.

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Diane Ronis is a professor of education at Southern Connecticut State University and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. Her drive to make learning meaningful to all students comes from 17 years of teaching middle school and high school mathematics and fine arts as well as eight years of experience instructing preservice teachers at the college and graduate level. Ronis has been a presenter and keynote speaker at numerous conferences, workshops and seminars, and is the author of Brain Compatible Mathematics, Brain Compatible Assessments, Critical Thinking in Math, Problem Based Learning for Math & Science: Integrating Inquiry and the Internet, and Clustering Standards in Integrated Units.

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