Assessing Academic Achievement approaches student assessment as an integral component of a total educational plan.
The author draws on years of first-hand experience in both public school and university settings, suggesting that frequently educators disconnect assessment from the other elements of their educational plan. This book balances traditional methods of assessment with an investigation and evaluation of alternative, â authentic assessmentâ approaches. The result is an eclectic approach that exposes students to a full range of assessment principles.
Well-known in the multiple intelligence community, and an experienced writer, lecturer, and teacher, Dr. Weber is well versed in the area of authentic assessment. Her expertise has gone into creating a book designed to make assessment more relevant to students and their world by assessing their genuine abilities while motivating their development. This unique approach combines student interest and abilities and curriculum goals within authentic assessment activities. The book begins with theoretic innovations in authentic assessment and moves in to comprehensive, methodical increments towards the ultimate goal of practical applications for the classroom.