Essay Review: Classroom Assessment


by Susan Brookhart - May 30, 2007

Reclaiming Assessment: A Better Alternative to the Accountability Agenda. Gallagher, C. W. (2007). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 144p. ISBN-13: 978-0-325-00918-6. A Pig Donít Get Fatter the More You Weigh It: Classroom Assessments that Work. Jones, P., Carr, J. F., & Ataya, R. L. (Eds.). (2007). New York: Teachers College Press. 144p. ISBN-13: 978-0-8077-4754-4. These two books about classroom assessment are the same size, take about the same amount of time to read, and yet are very different in purpose. A Pig Donít Get Fatter the More You Weigh It: Classroom Assessments that Work is a general introduction to classroom assessment that is intended as a guide for both practicing teachers and preservice students. Reclaiming Assessment: A Better Alternative to the Accountability Agenda tells the story of how one state Ė Nebraska Ė used classroom assessment as a major tool in its conscientious objection to large-scale state testing. While it manages to teach many... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 30, 2007
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