Ruth Mitchell Testing for Learning

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Testing for Learning

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Arguing that traditional, test-based evaluation has a negative effect on many students, this book describes new methods of assessing student performance.

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Critics of multiple-choice tests have acquired some media attention recently, especially since a Virginia doctor, John J. Cannell, published a pamphlet on nationally normed elementary achievement testing and "how all 50 states are above the national average." Here Mitchell, associate director of the Council for Basic Education, accuses mechanically scored multiple-choice tests of trivializing teaching and learning. Instead of thinking and producing, she asserts, students learn to passively regurgitate capsules of information. The author wishes to give the authority for assessing student performance back to teachers. Despite a weak argument defending the cost of performance assessment against standardized tests, her ideas are well thought out and convincingly presented. For general education collections.
- Arla Lindgren, St. John's Univ., Jamaica, N.Y.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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