Brookhart, S. M. (2010). How to assess higher-order thinking skills in your classroom. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
This book is designed to help educators understand what higher-order thinking looks like in the classroom, and to help teachers determine whether students are demonstrating this kind of thinking. In the first chapter, Brookhart discusses basic assessment principles and general principles for assessing higher-order thinking. The remaining chapters address how to assess students in various categories of higher order thinking including the following: analysis, evaluation, and creation; logic and reasoning; judgment; problem solving; and creativity and creative thinking. In each chapter, Brookhart addresses both formative assessment to support student understanding and improve performance, and summative assessment for grading. Overall, this book is written for K-12 educators across all academic subject areas and provides background information and guidance to better foster student learning.
Action for Learning, Formative Assessment