Classroom Assessment


Classroom Assessment and Evaluation
Reference Set Descriptions:
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Reading Reference Set (1994)
Evaluating Reading Across Curriculum: Using the Reading Reference Set to Support Learning and Enhance Communication (Cat. #RB0034) is a resource outlining the range of student performance in reading. A Chart of Descriptions provides an overview of the development of reading that might be expected as students move from emerging reading to interpretive stages. The booklet also provides a set of 20 samples from BC classrooms to illustrate how the reference set might be used to describe a broad range of readers and reading situations.

Writing Reference Set (1992)
Evaluating Writing Across Curriculum: Using the Writing Reference Set to Support Learning (Cat. #RB0020). This booklet provides principles and views upon which the Writing Reference Set was developed and makes suggestions for the effective use of reference sets to facilitate communication and support learning. Specific topics include: Facilitating Communication with parents, Facilitating Communication among Educators, Supporting Professional Development, Writing in Research Classrooms, and Assessment Strategies to Support Learning. The Chart of Descriptions provides an overview of written expression from early or emerging writing to maturing writing.

Evaluating Writing Across Curriculum: Student Samples for the Writing Reference Set (Cat. #RB0021). This booklet contains the samples of students’ writing organized into three sections. Each section focuses on a particular purpose for writing: Writing to Learn; Writing for Self-realization; and Writing as Culture.

The Group Communication Skills Reference Set
Evaluating Group Communication Skills Across Curriculum (Cat. #RB0051). This resource is designed to help teachers monitor, describe, and report how students interact in small groups, including descriptions of five phases of development. The Chart of Descriptions provides an overview of the group interaction skills that might be expected as students develop. A Videotape accompanies this material providing 12 samples of group activities from classrooms around British Columbia. These samples illustrate how the reference set might be used to describe a broad range of students in various group interaction situations.

The Mathematical Development Reference Set
Evaluating Mathematical Development Across Curriculum (Cat. #RB0052). This resource is designed to help teachers monitor, describe, and report the development and application of students’ mathematical thinking skills and includes descriptions of five phases of mathematical development. The Chart of Descriptions provides an overview of the mathematical skills that might be expected as students develop. Student samples are also included to illustrate how the reference set might be used to describe a broad range of students and mathematical thinking.

The Problem Solving Reference Set
Evaluating Problem solving Across Curriculum (Cat. #RB0053). This resource describes the stages of development in problem solving and examines key characteristics of effective problem solvers in various subject areas and grades. The Chart of Descriptions provides an overview of the changes in problem solving skills that might be expected as students move from the beginning problem solving stage to become mature problem-solvers. Examples of students involved in solving problems are also included