Dwyer, C.A. (Ed.). (2006). The future of assessment: Shaping, teaching, and learning. Mahway, NJ: Erlbaum.
The purpose of this book is to explore the role of assessment to support teaching and learning in the classroom. The essays included are interdisciplinary, representing the fields of education, psychology, economics, statistics, and public policy, and attend to issues regarding the impacts of the No child Left Behind act. More specifically, researchers in these fields discuss changes in ideas about assessment in the last century, the benefits and challenges of incorporating classroom assessments, technologies to support instruction, assessment for learning requiring both teacher and student participation, the alignment of assessment with school standards and reforms, and the overall value for assessment in education. This book is based on papers presented at the Educational testing Service Invitational Conference held in New York, October 2005.
Skills and Knowledge, Stakeholder Collaboration, Standards, Tools