List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: A Synthesis of 21st Century Skills Chapter 3: Assessment Fundamentals Chapter 4: Assessment Strategies Chapter 5: Assessing Thinking Skills Chapter 6: Assessing Actions Chapter 7: Assessing Skills for Living in the World Chapter 8: Multipurpose Assessments Chapter 9: Moving Assessment Into the 21st Century Appendices References Index
Laura Greenstein has been an educator for over 30 years serving as a teacher, department chair, and school leader in multiple grades and subjects. She combines this background with her experience as a school board member and professional development specialist to bring fresh and original ideas to educators about teaching, learning, and assessing. She presents at workshops and conferences locally and nationally. As an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven and the University of Connecticut she teaches Human Development and Assessment to undergraduate and graduate students. She has a B. S. from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. from the State University of New York at Oneonta in education, a 6th year from Sacred Heart University in administration, and an Ed.D. from Johnson and Wales University in Educational Leadership. Her website, http://www.assessmentnetwork.net is a valuable source of information on issues and topics in assessment. She is also the author of What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment from ASCD.
"This unique book on assessment has it all! The author has done a phenomenal job of laying a research-based foundation; defining thinking skills, actions, and skills for living in the world; showing how to incorporate common core standards and technology into the mix; and providing suggestions on how to asses it all. An added bonus is the inclusion of numerous rubrics and checklists, a lesson plan format, and a completed sample lesson plan. With a detailed table of contents, sections clearly labeled, and the inclusion of an index, the book can be used as a textbook or as a handbook." -- Julie Prescott, Assessment Coordinator "This is the book we've all been waiting for! 21st Century Assessment is timely and right on target. This book is a blend of theoretical and practical and is a must-have title for any educator who wants to truly meet the needs of 21st century learners." -- Cindy Corlett, Teacher and Professional Developer