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ISBN-13 9781118928127ISBN-10 1118928121
ISBN-10 1-118-45617-3ISBN-13 9781118456170
Author(s): Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 144

This book examines performance assessment as an alternative or addition to the current high stakes accountability system in the Unites States. This book will be a must have resource for those interested in a summary of the currentresearch of performance assessment in the 21st century. The need for this resource comes from the fact that the United States performs significantly lower than other developed countries. Educators are unhappy with the currentassessments and their focus on low-level skills like recalling and restating facts rather than higher-order skills such as problem-solving and analyzing and synthesizing information. This book will help educators accurately assess thebenefits and possibilities for adopting performance assessments nationally.