Bonnie Campbell Hill, Cynthia Ruptic, and Lisa Norwick

See how other elementary school teachers weave assessment into their daily routines — and how you can too — in this resource and CD-ROM, both packed with new classroom-based assessment ideas and forms. Here’s what you need to make assessment work and to use authentic assessment to guide instruction and to prioritize, organize, and integrate what you already do.

1998 Paperbound with CD-ROM 328pp (K-8) ISBN 0-926842-84-6


Table of Contents
    Table of Figures
  1. Framing the Puzzle
    Corner Pieces of Assessment Series
    Structure of This Book
    Using This Book
    Starting the Puzzle
  2. Getting the Whole Picture
    Seven Educational Components
    Turning Over the Pieces
  3. Organizing Assessment
    Teacher Notebooks
    Assessment Tools in Primary Grades
    Assessment Tools for Intermediate Grades
    Organizational Grid
    Adapting Teacher Notebooks
    Assessment Files
  4. Observing Students
    Anecdotal Notes
    Creating a System for Anecdotal Notes
    Managing Anecdotal Notes
    Other Ways of Organizing Anecdotal Notes
    Anecdotal Notes by Others
    From Anecdotal Notes to Checklists
  5. Observing Spelling Growth
    Developmental Stages of Spelling Spelling Assessment Forms
    Other Spelling Assessment Techniques and Concerns
  6. Observing Emergent Writers
    Art and Writing
    Process and Product
    Assessing Emergent Writing
  7. Observing Writing Growth
    Section One: Assessing Writing Content and Strategies
    Writing Folder Forms
    Writing Conference Forms
    Section Two: Assessing Writing Process
    Section Three: Self Evaluation
  8. Observing Emergent Readers
    Early Literacy Development
    Analyzing Miscues
  9. Observing Reading Growth
    Section One: Reading Strategies
    Self-Evaluation: Reading Strategies
    Reading Conference Forms
    Miscue Analysis
    Section Two: Assessing Reading Comprehension
    Assessing Oral Response to Literature
    Assessing Written Response to Literature
    Self-Evaluation: Comprehension
    Section Three: Reading Range
    Reading Logs and Records
  10. Assessment in Content Areas
    Observing Students and Their Written Work
    Observing Growth Over Time
    Checklists, Rubrics and Rating Scales
    Planning for Assessment
    Reporting Results
  11. Developmental Continuums
    Description of Continuums
    Rationale for Continuums
  12. Putting the Pieces Together
    About the Authors