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The Art and Science of Classroom Assessment: The Missing Part of Pedagogy


reviewed by Jeffrey K. Smith 2001

coverTitle: The Art and Science of Classroom Assessment: The Missing Part of Pedagogy
Author(s): Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: The George Washington University Press, Washington
ISBN: 1878380893, Pages: 132, Year: 1999
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The purpose of The Art and Science of Classroom Assessment: The Missing Part of Pedagogy is, in the words of the author, Susan Brookhart, ...to provide college and university instructors with a working knowledge of classroom assessment practices and an overview of the literature about classroom assessment in higher education." (p. 91). She accomplishes both tasks with clarity and an efficient writing style. This book is to the point, conversational in tone and neither patronizes nor overwhelms the reader. The Art and Science of Classroom Assessment would be the book I would recommend to a colleague from the arts and sciences who was looking for help in this area. In fact, I would recommend it to any beginning faculty member without prior teaching experience. That is how important getting assessment right is at the college level. The Art and Science of Classroom Assessment: The Missing Part of Pedagogy is part of a series published by the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the ERIC Clearinghouse... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 1, 2001, p. 7-9
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10580, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 2:27:36 PM

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  • Jeffrey Smith
    Rutgers University
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    Jeffrey K. Smith is a Professor in the Educational Statistics and Measurement Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.
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