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Document Number: 6132

Developing Assessments To Inform Teaching and Learning - While the usefulness of assessments for facilitating thinking, reasoning and problem-solving is well-documented, the means to create informative yet practical assessments for classroom use is less obvious. This report considers principles of informative assessments that improve teaching and learning by communicating learning goals, interpreting student performance, tracking progress over time and suggesting appropriate corrective actions. For readers who are deeply engrossed in assessment design. (Kristin M. Bass and Robert Glaser, Center for the Study of Evaluation, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing, May 2004)...

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