By Deborah Meier,Matthew Knoester

The authors of this well timed publication argue essentially advanced problem—how to evaluate the information of a child—cannot be lowered to an easy try rating. Beyond Testing describes seven sorts of review which are better than standardized try out effects: (1) pupil self-assessments, (2) direct instructor observations of scholars and their paintings, (3) descriptive reports of the kid, (4) analyzing and math interviews with youngsters, (5) portfolios and public security of scholar paintings, (6) tuition reports and observations by means of outdoor execs, and (7) tuition forums and city conferences. those checks are extra sincere approximately what we will and can't find out about children’s wisdom, abilities, and tendencies, and are extra adaptable to various academic missions. Readers can examine and distinction each one process and make expert judgements approximately what's well suited for his or her school.

“Many humans have wondered,‘If no longer standardized checking out, then what?’ listed below are the answers.”
Diane Ravitch, ny University

“This is a very good creation to possible choices to present evaluation practices. hugely recommended!”
David C. Berliner, Regent's Professor Emeritus at Arizona country college and bestselling author

“All mom and dad, educators, and politicians have to learn this book.”
Wayne Au, editor, Rethinking Schools

“Beyond Testing is a phenomenal ebook that are supposed to be hired by way of lecturers and directors today.”
Carl A. Grant, college of Wisconsin–Madison

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