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The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment

By: Robert J. Marzano, Jennifer S. Norford, Mike Ruyle

Design assessment for learning and drive student engagement and academic achievement. Gain holistic assessment methods and tools for both summative and formative assessment in the classroom, and transition to a mode of assessment that truly reflects course curriculum and student progress.

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Authentic Assessment Methods and Tools for the Classroom

Shift to a new paradigm of classroom assessment that is more accurate, meaningful, and authentic. The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment explores the inadequacies of traditional assessment methods and details how to use assessment to its full potential. Step by step, the authors outline a clear path for transitioning to more holistic assessment methods that truly reflect course curriculum and student progress.

Learn how you can develop authentic assessment for learning in the classroom:

  • Explore a new perspective on effective assessment in the classroom, including classroom, interim, and year-end assessments (from formative assessment to summative assessment).
  • Learn how to create a curriculum that provides clear guidance as to what should be assessed.
  • Acquire strategies for assessing four general types of skills: (1) cognitive skills, (2) knowledge-application skills, (3) metacognitive skills, and (4) general behavior skills.
  • Develop expertise with assessment tools, such as the types of declarative content, selected response items, and short constructed response questions.
  • Download free reproducible tables and checklists to assist in implementing new methods of assessment design.

A joint publication of ASCD and Solution Tree

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF788, EKF381

ISBN: 9781945349157

Page Count: 152

“Team Marzano does it again! The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment is up to date, research informed, classroom ready, and focuses appropriately on seeing assessment as providing feedback to teachers and students about their impact. Assessment is not about numbers or grades, but about helping make great diagnosis of current learning, understanding the progress toward success, and helping justify optimal next steps. This book is not your ordinary classroom assessment textbook, as it emphases reporting, skills of cognitive analysis, proficiency scales, and parallel assessments—the core ingredients for understanding our impact.”

John Hattie, laureate professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment is filled with strategies and examples that bring the content to life. Marzano, Norford, and Ruyle provide a truly useful tool for classroom assessment design and evaluation.”

Eileen Depka, author and educational consultant

The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment challenges educators to recognize the impact that lesson-level assessment can have on teacher quality, administrative effectiveness, and student ownership of learning. Arguing for teachers to ‘test less and assess more,’ this comprehensive resource puts research, strategies, and specifically designed tools in the hands of educators willing to take up that challenge.”

Connie M. Moss, director, the EdD in Educational Leadership at Duquesne University, Pennsylvania