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Assessing Student Outcomes: Performance Assessment Using the Dimensions of Learning Model
Robert J. Marzano, Debra Pickering, & Jay McTighe
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About This Book
Educators who purchased the Dimensions of Learning materials released in 1992 will find this book a valuable addition to the program, although prior knowledge of Dimensions of Learning is not necessary to use the ideas about assessment presented in the book.
The authors provide a brief introduction to the Dimensions of Learning instructional model and then explain how it relates to lifelong learning standards and the new content standards being developed in mathematics, science, and other subjects. They include numerous examples of performance tasks that help students meet the standards by requiring them to actively construct knowledge for themselves.
Teachers will especially appreciate the book's many rubrics, which are four-point scales that teachers can use not only to assess student performance on various tasks related to the five dimensions of learning, but also to provide descriptive feedback that can help students improve their performance.
The book is printed in an 8" x 10" format so that readers can easily photocopy the rubrics and blank assessment forms in Part Two of the book.
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About the Authors
ROBERT J. MARZANO is Deputy Director of Training and Development, Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory, 2550 S. Parker Rd., Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80014.
DEBRA PICKERING is Senior Program Associate, Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory, 2550 S. Parker Rd., Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80014.
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