Assessing Student Performance: Exploring the Purpose and Limits of Testing
336 pages | Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition | September 17, 1999 | English | ISBN-10: 0787950475 | PDF | 11.5MB
What is assessment and how does testing differ from it? Why are performance tests, by themselves, not an adequate system of student assessment? How might we better "test our tests" beyond current technical standards? And why won't increased national testing offer the accountability of schools we so sorely need? In Assessing Student Performance, Grant P. Wiggins explores these questions and clarifies the limits of testing in an assessment system. He analyzes problematic practices in test design and formats that prevent students from explaining their answers.