ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A practical new NSTA Press book uses audio clips, video footage, and colorful pictures to help teachers evaluate students’ learning in multiple ways. The Power of Assessing: Guiding Powerful Practices lets elementary school educators actually hear and see teachers and students engage in formative, summative, and metacognitive assessments.
Written by veteran educators who know how busy teachers are, The Power of Assessing is designed to help them implement the assessments right away in their own classrooms, regardless of grade. It includes instructions for building an assessment plan with a backward mapping guide and for designing assessments for all learners through a multiple intelligences guide. It also helps use metacognition—thinking about thinking—to make decisions about instruction and design new learning adventures.
The Power of Assessing is the third book in NSTA’s Powerful Practices series, which includes The Power of Investigating and The Power of Questioning. Like the other books, The Power of Assessing is practical and flexible. It works as a stand-alone reference to help teachers develop assessments across disciplines. It can also guide deeper thinking or make connections among parts of the learning process. In addition, the three-book series can be used as part of a professional development program or as a preservice class in elementary science or integrated instruction.
For additional information or to purchase a copy of The Power of Assessing: Guiding Powerful Practices and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 110-page book is priced at $22.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $18.36. (Stock # PB358X3; ISBN # 978-1-68140-549-0)
The Arlington, VA-based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.
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