Classroom Assessment and Research: An Update on Uses, Approaches, and Research Findingsreviewed by Susan M. Brookhart — 2001
Classroom Assessment and Research, in the
context of this book, means Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs,
Angelo & Cross, 1993) applied in higher education classrooms to
study and improve the teaching-learning process. CATs are usually
anonymous; they are assessments for the purpose of feedback for
instruction, with a focus on the teacher understanding the learner.
They are not assessments of identified students for grading
This book is a collection of ten chapters that describe uses and
results of classroom assessment and research in various schools or
higher education systems. It is the second book in the New
Directions series to do that. In 1991, Angelo edited No. 46 in this
same series, Classroom Research: Early Lessons from Success.
No mystery about the author’s message in that title!
The reader will find two themes in this book that cross all of
the chapters. The first is the most important. Student involvement
in their own learning -- through the reflection, summary,
synthesis, or questioning that CATs require -- is... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
Classroom Assessment and Research: An Update on Uses, Approaches, and Research FindingsAuthor(s):
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- Susan Brookhart
SUSAN M. BROOKHART, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Duquesne University. Her research interests are classroom assessment, educational measurement, and evaluation of teacher education. Publications include Art and Science of Classroom Assessment: The Missing Part of Pedagogy (George Washington University, Graduate School of Education, 1999).