Initial Publication Date: January 24, 2008

Annotated References

General Assessment

  • Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (Thomas Angelo and K. Patricia Cross, 1993) gives detailed, how-to advice on classroom assessment through twelve case studies and features fifty classroom assessment techniques.
  • The Field-Tested Learning Assessment Guide provides an excellent online summary of Classroom Assessment Techniques, including many specific examples.
  • Understanding by Design (Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe , 1998) provides a practical framework for designing curriculum, assessment, and instruction including a continuum of assessment methods.
  • 'Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula: A Practical Guide ' (Robert Diamond, 1997) describes a model for designing, implementing, and evaluating courses and curricula.
  • The Genetics Concept Assessment: A New Concept Inventory for Gauging Student Understanding of Genetics describes the process of designing, developing and validating an assessment of students' conceptual understanding.
  • The Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International has conducted a number of projects creating assessment designs and examples for middle and high school students that are relevant to the geosciences, including:

Assessment in the Geosciences


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