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November 2009 | Volume 67 | Number 3
The Many Meanings of "Multiple Measures"Susan M. BrookhartA seemingly simple term suggests different things in different contexts.
The Quest for QualityStephen Chappuis, Jan Chappuis, and Rick StigginsQuality tests and a balanced system are the keys to sound assessment.
Feed Up, Back, ForwardDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyEveryone talks about feedback, but a proactive approach is necessary, too.
From Test Takers to Test MakersKari SmithStudents who participate in the assessment process lose their test anxiety and remember more of what they learn.
The Big Tests: What Ends Do They Serve?Gerald Bracey NAEP, PISA, and TIMSS: What are their purposes, and are they being misused?
Value-Added Tests: Buyers, Be AwareAudrey Amrein-BeardsleyWhat you don't know can hurt you, this author warns.
The Myth of Equal ContentWilliam H. Schmidt and Leland S. CoganIf the content isn't covered, students do not have a fair chance on standardized tests.
The Next Generation of TestingBill TuckerComputer simulations take us far beyond the bubble.
Why Every Student Needs Critical FriendsAmy ReynoldsBy participating in peer critiques, students become aware of the diversity of their classmates' work and begin to improve their own.
Responsive Writing AssessmentMaja WilsonCreating effective assessment starts with a reader-to-writer response.
Getting Away from Seat TimeMary Ellen Freeley and Richard HanzelkaNew Hampshire's Follow the Child initiative brings personalized learning to the forefront.
Looking at Student WorkAngie Deuel, Tamara Holmlund Nelson, David Slavit, and Anne KennedyHow student work can enrich students' understanding as well as prove that they are learning.
Grading What MattersTony WingerStudents too often think adults care most about whether they turn in assignments.
Special TopicThe Problem with Performance PayDonald B. GratzAs we discuss performance pay, let's also review our goals for students.
Perspectives The Tests That Won’t Go AwayMarge Scherer
The Art and Science of Teaching Teaching with Interactive Whiteboards Robert J. Marzano
Digitally Speaking Student Responders: Feedback at Their FingertipsWilliam M. Ferriter
What Research Says About… Balanced AssessmentTracy A. Huebner
The Principal Connection Who Evaluates the Principal?Joanne Rooney
Index to Advertisers
ASCD Community in Action
EL OnlineEvery Day in Every ClassroomLaura GreensteinDaily assessment techniques to use before, during, and after instruction.
The New Teacher's Guide to Better AssessmentMary Jo GrdinaThree basic steps can help teachers avoid common pitfalls.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers