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Designing & Assessing Educational Objectives

Applying the New Taxonomy

Designing & Assessing Educational Objectives
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: January 1, 2008

Page count: 192

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This hands-on guide explains how to apply the new taxonomy to develop meaningful and targeted educational objectives and assessments. Translating mandated standards into concrete objectives and then creating appropriate tasks to assess student learning of those objectives can be a challenge for educators. This practical resource provides a step-by-step process that shows readers how to make designing educational objectives and creating appropriate assessment tasks a part of their day-to-day practice.

Written as a stand-alone volume, Designing & Assessing Educational Objectives reviews the framework and basic principles of Dr. Rober J. Marzano's new taxonomy and illustrates how educators can utilize Dr. Marzano's model to assess student performance on a broad scale or for a specific unit of instruction or grading period. The book explores objectives and tasks for each of the six levels of mental processing—retrieval, comprehension, analysis, knowledge utilization, metacognition, and self-system thinking—and features:

  • Benchmark statements that provide a starting point for the process
  • Step-by-step models, helpful diagrams, and useful charts
  • Numerous detailed examples from multiple subject areas and grade levels

Additional Info

Product Code: BKC269

ISBN: 9781412940351

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