Science education reform literature acknowledges the close relationship between assessment and learning. This chapter takes a closer look at this tight link between assessment and learning, specifically at how classroom assessment can be organized to better support and facilitate student learning. After reviewing the literature, the discussion turns to features of assessment activity in classrooms where assessment works in the service of student learning. An example illustrates the ways in which assessment can catalyze improved learning.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006Stock # PB195X_3